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Panasonic 



Operating Instructions 

Color Laser Printer 



Model No. 



KX-P8410 




Please carefully read the Operating Instructions before operating. Keep this CD-ROM in the protective case. 
Do not expose the CD-ROM to direct sunlight or extreme heat and do not scratch or smudge the surface of the 
CD-ROM. 



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Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic KX-P8410 Color Laser Printer. 



The serial number is located on the label on the rear of the unit. For your convenience, record the 
number below and keep this book along with your proof of purchase, in the event of a theft or for future 
reference. 



MODEL NO. KX-P8410 SERIAL NO. 

NAME OF RESELLER DATE OF PURCHASE 




As an Energy Star Partner, Panasonic has determined that this product meets the Energy Star 

guidelines for energy efficiency. 

(The international Energy Star SM Logo is valid in U.S.A., Europe and Japan only.) 



The operating instructions are subject to change without notice. 
© KYUSHU MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 1997 



End-User License Agreement 



THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PANASONIC. CAREFULLY READ ALL THE TERMS 
AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT PRIOR TO OPENING THE PACKET OF SOFTWARE 
PROGRAM. OPENING THE PACKET INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, return the unopened packet and the other 
components of the Panasonic product to the place of purchase and your money will be refunded. No refunds 
will be given for the products that have an opened packet or missing components. 

1. COPYRIGHT: 

Panasonic has the right to license or has been granted to license the enclosed Software Program 
("SOFTWARE"), developed and copyrighted by Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd. or its licensor 
("Licensor"). You acknowledge that you are receiving only a LIMITED LICENSE TO USE the SOFTWARE 
and related documentation, and that you shall obtain no title, ownership nor any other rights in or to the 
SOFTWARE and related documentation, all of which title and rights shall remain with Licensor and 
Panasonic. 

2. LICENSE: 

(1) You have the non-exclusive rights to use the SOFTWARE on your computer. (2) If you wish to use the 
SOFTWARE in your network, you may install the SOFTWARE into a network server and/or its clients and 
use the copies of SOFTWARE in your network. (3) You may make a reasonable quantities of copies of the 
SOFTWARE solely for backup or archival purposes. (4) You may not rent or lease the SOFTWARE, but you 
may transfer your right under this License Agreement on a permanent basis, provided that you transfer this 
Agreement, all copies of the SOFTWARE, all related documentation and your Panasonic product, and the 
recipient thereof agrees to the terms of this Agreement. (5) You may not reverse engineer, decompile or 
disassemble the SOFTWARE, except that in European Union and European Free Trade Association, you 
may have the limited right to reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the SOFTWARE solely to the 
extent specifically permitted by the terms and conditions of Article 6 of the European Community's Directive 
for the Legal Protection of Computer Programs, OJL 122/42 (17 May 1991). (6) You may not use, copy, 
modify, alter or transfer the SOFTWARE, any copy thereof or its related documentation, in whole or in part, 
except as expressly provided in this Agreement. 

3. TERM: 

This license is effective until terminated. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying the 
SOFTWARE and related documentation and all copies thereof. This license will also terminate if you fail to 
comply with any term or condition of this Agreement. Upon such termination, you agree to destroy all copies 
of the SOFTWARE and related documentation. 

4. LIMITED WARRANTY: 

Within ninety (90) days of your receipt of the SOFTWARE, Panasonic warrants that the storage media on 
which the SOFTWARE are furnished is free from defect in materials and workmanship under normal use, 
and that it will repair or at its option replace any defective media at no charge to you, provided that such 
defective media is returned to Panasonic within such ninety (90) days period. 

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: 

EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, NEITHER PANASONIC NOR PANASONIC'S SUPPLIER MAKES OR 
PASSES ON TO YOU OR OTHER THIRD PARTY, ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION 
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS 
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, 
NEITHER PANASONIC NOR PANASONIC'S SUPPLIER WARRANTS THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE 
ERROR-FREE OR THAT IT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. NEITHER PANASONIC NOR 
PANASONIC'S SUPPLIER SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU INCLUDING, 
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. THE 
ABOVE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION WHETHER IN 
CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, 
EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 



FOR USERS IN UNITED STATES 

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant 
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful 
interference in a residential installation. 

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in 
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. 

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this 
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by 
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or 
more of the following measures: 

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. 

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. 

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. 

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. 

The user may find the booklet "Something About Interference" available from FCC local regional offices 
helpful. 

FCC Warning: To assure continued FCC emission limit compliance, the user must use the 
recommended shielded interfacing cable when connecting to a host computer. Also, any unauthorized 
changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user's authority to operate this device. 



Technical Support Calls 

If you have read this manual and tried the troubleshooting procedures and you are still having difficulty, 
please contact the reseller from which the unit was purchased. You may also call the end user technical 
support telephone number which is operational during East Coast business hours (9:00 AM to 7:00 PM). 
The end user technical support number is 1-888-744-2424. 
This number is available within the U.S. only. 



Helpful Phone Numbers 



To locate your nearest sales dealer 

To order consumables 

To order operating instructions/CD's 

To locate your nearest authorized service center 

For technical support 

Automated 24-hour support via Fax back 

Electronic bulletin board 

World Wide Web Technical & Driver Support 



CALL 1-800-742-8086 ask for COLOR 

CALL 1-800-222-0584 

CALL 1-800-833-9626 

CALL 1-888-744-2424 

CALL 1-888-744-2424 

CALL 1-800-222-0584 

CALL 1-201-863-7845 

http://www.panasonic.com/alive 



Contents 



End-User License Agreement 4 

For Your Safety 8 



Chapter 1 

Before You 
Start 




Cautions 12 

Features 14 

System Requirements 15 



PC 



15 



Interface 15 

Minimum Space Requirements 16 

Power Source 16 

Unpacking 17 

Part Names 18 

Printer Panel Overview 19 




Setting Up the Printer 21 

Preparing the Imaging Unit 21 

Setting Up the Output Tray 22 

Installing the Toner Cartridges 23 

Loading Media 25 

Loading Paper or Transparencies in the Media Tray 25 

Margins and Print Area 28 

Loading Media in the Multi-purpose Tray 29 

Connecting the Printer to a Computer 33 

Using a Parallel Interface Cable 34 

Using a SCSI Cable 35 

Power On 38 

Printing a Test Page From the Printer Panel 39 

Installing the KX-P8410 Software 40 

Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for Windows 3.1 41 

Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for Windows 95 42 

Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for Windows NT 4.0 45 

Removing the KX-P8410 Software 51 

Installing Panasonic Font Manager 52 

Setting the Color Density 54 



Contents 




Chapter 4 

Care and 
Maintenance 





Menu Mode 59 

Outline for Menus 60 

Outline for Operation 62 

Displaying the Panasonic KX-P8410 Window 

(for Windows 95 / 3.1) 63 

Details Tab 66 

Paper Tab 67 

Graphics / Color Tab 69 

Option Tab 72 

Displaying the Panasonic KX-P8410 Default Document 

Properties Window (for Windows NT 4.0) 74 

Page Setup Tab 76 

Advanced Tab 78 

Displaying the Panasonic KX-P8410 Properties Window 

(for Windows NT 4.0) 83 

Ports Tab (SCSI port) 84 

Sharing Tab 88 

Device Settings Tab 91 

Using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment 93 

Displaying the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment Window 93 

Color Adjustment 94 

Color Balance 96 

Two-Sided Printing Using Microsoft Word 95 97 

Cleaning 99 

User Replaceable Components 103 

Clearing a Jam 105 

Troubleshooting 117 

SCSI 127 

Error Messages 130 

Printer LCD Panel 130 

Printer Driver For Windows 3.1 133 

Printer Driver For Windows 95 135 

Printer Driver For Windows NT 4.0 137 

Status Display 1 39 

Status Display Program 142 

Printer Status Dialog Box 143 

Repacking 144 

Specifications 153 

Printer 1 53 

Media 1 55 

Software 1 60 

Bidirectional Parallel Interface 161 

SCSI Interface 1 62 

Index 163 



For Your Safety 



General 



Warning 

• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or any type of moisture. 



Caution 

• Do not open covers and do not attempt to repair the unit yourself. Refer servicing to qualified 



personnel. 



Power Source 



Warning 

• The power source voltage of this unit is listed on the nameplate. Only plug the unit into an outlet 
with the proper voltage. 

• When you operate this equipment, the outlet should be near the equipment and accessible. 

• To ensure safe operation the AC cord supplied must be inserted into standard three-prong AC 
outlet which is effectively grounded (earthed) through the normal wiring. 

• The fact that the equipment operates satisfactorily does not imply that the power point is grounded 
(earthed) and that the installation is completely safe. For your safety, if in any doubt about the 
effective grounding (earthing) of the power point, consult a qualified electrician. 

• If the plug cannot be inserted into the AC outlet, contact a licensed electrician to replace the outlet 
with a properly grounded (earthed) one. Do not defeat the purpose of the grounding (earthing) plug 
(ex. do not use a conversion plug). 



Laser Safety 



Caution 

• This printer utilizes a laser. 
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein 
may result in hazardous radiation exposure. 



Ozone Release 



Warning 

• Make sure that the printer is installed in a well ventilated room so as not to increase density of 
ozone in the air. Since ozone is heavier than air, it is recommended that air at floor level be 
ventilated. 



8 



For Your Safety 



Moving the Unit 



The printer weighs approximately 47.9 kg {1 05.5 lbs.}. It must be handled by two people. Turn the power off and 
remove the power cord when handling the unit. 





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Caution Labels 



DANGER: 




CAUTION: 




VORSICHT: 


ATTENTION: 




Invisible laser radiation 




Invisible laser radiation 


Unsichtbare Laserstrahlung, 


Rayonnement laser invisible 


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EXPOSURE TO BEAM. 




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EXPOSITION DANGEREUSE 
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PELIGRO: 


VARNING: 


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VARNING: 


ADVARSEL: 


ADVARSEL: 


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Osynlig laser- 


Nakymatonta 


Osynlig laserstralning 


Usynlig laserstraling 


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(220-240 VAC equipment) 




Laser diode properties 


Laser output 


: 5 mW max 


Wavelength 


: 780 nm 


Emission duration 


: Continuous 



CAUTION: 

HOT SURFACE 
INSIDE 

ATTENTION: 

SURFACE 

CHAUDE 

CI-INTERIEUR 

VORSICHT: 

HEISSE FLACHE 

INTERN 

ATENCION: 

SUPERFICIE 

CALIENTE 

EN EL INTERNO 



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10 



For Your Safety 



FOR USERS IN U.K. 

IMPORTANT: 

FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY 

This printer is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug each for your safety and convenience. A 13 
amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that the replacement 
fuse has a rating of 13 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362. 

Check for the ASTA mark ^$o or the BSI mark \w on the body of the fuse. 

If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. 
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. 
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer. 

IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME 
THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY. 
THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED 
INTO ANY 13 AMP SOCKET. 

If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring code as shown below. 
If in any doubt please consult a qualified electrician. 

WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED. 

IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code. 

Green-and-Yellow: Earth Blue: Neutral Brown: Live 

As the colours of the wire in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured 

markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows. 

The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which 

is marked with the letter E or by the Earth symbol (^) , or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW. 

The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the 
letter N or coloured BLACK. 

The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with 
the letter L or coloured RED. 

How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse. 
SCREWDRIVER . _ F(JSE CQVER 




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FOR USERS IN AUSTRALIA 

This mark shows that the product complies with AS/NZS 3548. 



11 



Before You Start 



Cautions 



To avoid machine malfunction, do not use the equipment under the following conditions: 



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• Direct exposure to sunlight 

• Extremely high or low temperature [temperature range: 10°C to 
32.5°C(50°Fto90.5°F)] 

• Extremely high or low humidity (humidity range: 20% to 80% RH) 

• Condensation due to rapid change of temperature 




• Areas of poor ventilation 

• Areas of high dust or chemical 
fume concentration (solvent 
etc.) 





• Directly in front of air 
conditioning vents 




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12 



Before You Start 



s CD-ROM 

To prevent the CD-ROMs from accidental damages: 




• Do not touch or write on the 
surface of the disc. 




• Do not leave the disc out of the 
protective case. 




• Do not leave the disc in direct 
sunlight or near heat sources. 




• Do not place heavy objects on 
the disc case or drop the case. 




• To clean the disc, hold the disc 
by its edges and wipe it from 
the center to the edges with a 
dry, soft cloth. 



s Static Electricity Damage 

To prevent static electricity damage to any of the following components, touch a grounded metal surface, 
such as the printer's bare metal frame prior to touching the component. 

• The interface connectors : SCSI, parallel and optional network 

• Electrical components, connectors inside the printer and any components on the optional board (RAM 
Expansion Board or Ethernet Card) 

• The connector pins on the optional 2nd cassette feeder for the printer 



s Interface Cable 

Always use a shielded interface cable. Use of an unshielded cable can result in radio interference with data. 



s Waste Disposal Method 

Waste material may be dumped or incinerated under conditions which meet all federal, state and local 
environmental regulations. 



13 



Before You Start 



Features 



The KX-P8410 Color Laser Printer provides fast, high-quality color printing on plain 
paper, plus the ease of operation and high performance you expect from a laser 
printer. 

Some of its features include: 

s High quality 
Resolution 

Maximum 1200 dpi* 

(*with SIMM options installed) 

s High speed 
Continuous printing on letter size/A4 size paper 

Full-color mode: Maximum 3.5 ppm (pages per minute) 

Monochrome mode: Maximum 14 ppm 

s Easy operation 
Printer driver 

Easily print full-color documents. 



14 



Before You Start 



System Requirements 



To operate the KX-P8410 effectively, see the following. 



CPU: 

Operating System: 

RAM: 

Free disk space: 

Virtual memory: 

Display: 
Drive: 



More than Pentium or Pentium PRO 

(1 33 MHz or faster CPU is recommended.) 

Windows® 3.1 *\ Windows 95* 2 or Windows NT® 4.0* 3 

(Intel Only) 

16 MB or more (More than 32 MB is recommended.) 

100 MB or more 

16 MB or more (More than 32 MB is recommended.) for 

Windows 3.1 /95 

50 MB or more (More than 100 MB is recommended.) for 

Windows NT 4.0 

Video card that can display more than 256 colors. 

(A video card that can display more than 32,000 colors is 

recommended.) 

CD-ROM drive 



* 1 Microsoft® Windows® operating system Version 3.1 (hereafter Windows 3.1] 

* 2 Microsoft® Windows® 95 operating system (hereafter Windows 95) 

* 3 Microsoft® Windows NT® Workstation operating system, and Microsoft® 

Windows NT® Server network operating system Version 4.0 

(hereafter Windows NT 4.0) 



Interface 

One of the following can be used: 

s Parallel interface requirement 



Interface 


Based on the IEEE P1284-C standard 
(An ECP compatible parallel port is recommended 
for Windows 95. To turn on the ECP mode, use the 
computer's BIOS setup. Refer to the computer's 
manual for details.) 



s SCSI interface requirements 



SCSI cable 


SCSI-2 (FAST SCSI) compatible ( D P. 162) 


SCSI-2 board 


ASPI Manager compatible SCSI-2 board 
(Adaptec AHA-2940 is recommended.) 


ASPI manager 


ASPI Manager is required. 

(Refer to the SCSI-2 board manual.) 



15 



Before You Start 



Minimum Space Requirements 



Rear 



45 cm (1 7.7" 
Multi-Purpose Tray 
Opening Space 




35 cm (13.8") 
Controller Board 
Opening Space 



Right 



60 cm (23.6") 

Front cover opening space 



50 cm (19.7") 
Media tray Opening 
Space 



Power Source 



• The voltage level of the power source must not vary more than ±1 0% from the 
voltage level marked on the nameplate (located on the back of the unit). 

• Do not use an extension cord. 

• Do not use a line conditioner, transient suppressor or surge protector as it may 
cause a machine error. 



16 



Before You Start 



Unpacking 



Make sure that all of the items shown below were provided and have not been 
damaged. Report damage or shortages to the reseller from which the unit was 
purchased. Page 3 includes an area for recording important information such as the 
name of reseller, serial number, and date of purchase. 



Note: 



• Save the original carton and packing materials for future shipping and 
transporting of the unit They have been specifically designed to protect the 
equipment during shipment. 



1 . Printer (Color imaging unit, Fuser unit, Paper tray and Output tray are included.) 

2. Toner cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) 

3. Power cord 

4. KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM 

5. KX-P8410 Operating Manual CD-ROM 

6. Color Calibration Card 

7. Setup manual 










17 



Before You Start 



Part Names 



s Front side view 



Printer panel (D P. 19) 




Front door 
(D P- 21 



s Rear side view 



Right side door 
(D P. 23, 114) 

r- Output tray ( D P- 22) 



Media tray ( D P- 25) 



Fuser 

(D P- 109) 



Imaging unit 
(D P- 21) 



Power switch 
(D P- 38) 



SCSI connector ( D P. 35) 

SCSI ID NO. and 

terminator switches ( Q P. 37) 



Multi-purpose tray (MPT) 
(D P- 29) 




AC inlet 

(D P. 34,36) 



Parallel interface 
connector ( Q P. 34) 



Left side door ( D P. 29) 
[Media thickness 
switch* (D P. 29)] 

Accessible by opening 
the left side door 



18 



Before You Start 



Printer Panel Overview 



MENU 

/EXIT 

I 





() READY 



\ ERORR 



© 



CANCEL 



© 



o 



© 6 



O LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) panel 

The printer LCD has two 24-character lines to display the printer's status/error 
messages or menu settings. 

© MENU/EXIT button 

• When the printer is ready, pressing this button enters the Menu mode. 

• Pressing this button exits the Menu mode. 



© < /CANCEL button 

• Pressing this button for 2 or more seconds cancels the data in the printer. 

• When the printer is in the Menu mode, pressing this button: 

— Displays the previous menu, item or selection. 

— Decreases the current numerical value of the selection. 

— Moves the cursor to left. 



© A /CONTINUE button 

• When the printer is in the Menu mode, pressing this button: 

— Displays the next menu, item or selection. 

— Increases the current numerical value of the selection. 

• When error messages such as "Memory Overflow" or "SCSI Communication 
Error" are displayed on the LCD, press this button to recover from an error 
situation. 



© ENTER button 

This button is effective only when the printer is in the Menu mode. Pressing 
this button: 

— Enters a sub - menu. 

— Activates a selection. 



19 



Before You Start 



ERROR indicator (orange) 

• ON: an internal error (Call for Service Error) has occurred. 

• Blinking: user correctable error, such as media jam, open door, or a missing 
replaceable component (e.g. Toner) has occurred. 



Q READY indicator (green) 

• ON: the printer is ready for operation. 

• Blinking: the printer is warming up or in the Menu mode. 

• Blinking fast: the printer is printing. 



20 



Setup 



Setting Up the Printer 



Preparing the Imaging Unit 

1 Open the front door. 




O Turn the upper green lever clockwise until it stops and the arrows 
are aligned. (This tightens the internal belts to ready the unit for 
printing.) 




Close the front door. 



21 



Setup 



Setting Up the Output Tray 



■4 Remove the adhesive tape that holds the output tray against the 
printer. 




O Lower the tray to the operating position. 




22 



Setup 



Installing the Toner Cartridges 



Note: 



1 The toner cartridges that are shipped with the printer are starter cartridges. 
They are installed in exactly the same manner as the optional cartridges; the 
only difference is that the starter cartridges have less toner. (The page life 
expectancy is 3,000 pages, which is based on a 5% image area.) 



•1 Remove the packaging from the toner cartridge. 



O Remove the shipping cover from the cartridge. 




Caution: 

• To avoid possible toner spillage, do not tilt cartridge. 

Note: 

• Save all packing material for shipping purpose. 



Q Open the right side door. 




Caution: 

• Do not leave the right side door open for more than 1 minute; the imaging unit 
will be exposed to light and could be damaged. 



23 



Setup 



A Insert the toner cartridge in the appropriately labeled slot. 

From top to bottom, the order of the color toner cartridges is BLACK, CYAN, 
MAGENTA, YELLOW. 




C Repeat steps 1 , 2 and 4 for each toner cartridge. 

When you have installed all the toner cartridges, go to step 6. 




4? Close the right side door. 



24 



Setup 



Loading Media 



Loading Paper or Transparencies in the Media 
Tray 



The printer uses five different trays: 



Tray 


Size 


A4 Paper 


21 mm x 297 mm (8.3" x 1 1 .7") 


A4 Transparency 


21 mm x 297 mm (8.3" x 1 1 .7") 


Letter Paper 


216mmx279mm(8.5 // xir) 


Letter Transparency 


216 mm x 279 mm (8.5" x 11") 


Legal Paper 


216 mm x 356 mm (8.5" x 14") 



Notes: 

• Make sure that you load the correct media. Each tray is designed and labeled 
for only paper or transparency. If you load the incorrect media type in a tray, it 
may cause a jam. 

• If you have the 2nd Cassette Feeder installed: 

— If you wish to use the automatic cassette-switching feature (a large print job, 
for example), make sure that all trays in the printer are the same media type 
and size. 

— The transparency tray should only be inserted in the upper or middle tray 
slots. 



The printer is shipped with a media tray (either Letter paper or A4 paper) installed. 



Pull the media tray out of the printer. 




O Remove all packaging materials from inside the media tray; refer 
to the instruction sheet attached to the tray. 



25 



Setup 



O Push down on the metal plate until it clicks, locking it in place. 




a Fan the media (paper/transparencies), then tap it on a level 
^ surface to avoid media jams or skewed printing. 





Notes: 

• To optimize your printer's performance, always use clean, unused media. 

• Be careful not to leave fingerprints on the media, which can result in a smudged 
print. 

• Reusing media that has been fed through the printer once (for example, after 
jams) can reduce the life of the consumables and paper path components. 

• The recommended transparency is 3M CG3700. If the print quality is poor, print 
on the other side. 



26 



Setup 



/J Place the media in the tray under the hooks. 

The height of media should not exceed the limit mark on the tray, or it may 
cause a jam. 




Notes: 

• Load media with the print side down. Most media has instructions 
recommending the side to be printed first. 

• Do not mix different types or thicknesses of media in the media tray at one time; 
this may cause a jam. 



Q Slide the media tray completely into the slot. 



27 



Setup 



Margins and Print Area 



When the image is printed on the media, the image (print area) is a bit smaller than 
the media size. You may need to adjust the page margins in the application software 
to match the print area. 

The following table and illustrations show the page sizes, the largest print areas, and 
the margins for the media sizes supported on this printer. 



Media 


Page size 


Print area 


Margins 


Top 


Bottom 


Sides 


Letter 


216 mm x 279 mm 
(8.5" x 11") 


208 mm x 269 mm 
(8.2" x 10.6") 


5.6 mm 
(0.22") 


5.6 mm 
(0.22") 


3.6 mm 
(0.14") 


A4 


210 mm x297 mm 
(8.3" x 1 1 .7") 


200 mm x 287 mm 
(7.9" x 1 1 .3") 


5.1 mm 
(0.2") 


4.7 mm 
(0.19") 


4.7 mm 
(0.19") 


Legal 


216 mm x 356 mm 
(8.5" x 14") 


208 mm x 343 mm 
(8.2" x 13.5") 


5.8 mm 
(0.23") 


5.8 mm 
(0.23") 


3.6 mm 
(0.14") 



Letter 



208 mm (8.2") 



A4 

200 mm (7.9") 



Legal 

208 mm (8.2") 



CD 
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CD 

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CO 



E 
E 
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CO 
CM 




LO 
CO 

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28 



Setup 



Loading Media in the Multi-purpose Tray 

The multi-purpose tray (MPT) serves as an additional tray for loading any type of 
media that ranges in size from 91 mm x 254 mm to 21 6 mm x 356 mm (3.6" x 1 0" to 
8.5" x 14"). Use it to load a single sheet or a stack of media, depending on the 
media's type and thickness. 

Use the multi-purpose tray to accomplish the following: 

Print on standard and special media 

• Standard media 

— Laser paper [75 to 1 65 g/m 2 (20 to 44 lbs.)] 

• Special media 

— Labels 

— Envelope (#1 size) [Black Text only] 

— Transparency (The print quality may not be stable. Use the media tray for 
best reliability.) 

Two-sided printing (doubles-sided) on laser paper 

You should not expect the same print quality and reliability that you get with one- 
sided printing. For details, refer to page 156. 

Setting media thickness switch 

Because the printer accommodates various media weights from the multi-purpose 
tray, media thickness can be manually selected for the most reliable paper-picking. 
Follow these steps: 



-f Open the left side door (©)■ The green media thickness switch is 
located on the paper feeder and has three settings: 




Thin 




Middle 



Move the switch to the desired setting. 



Switch setting 


Media 


Thin (Default) 


Laser paper 75 to 90 g/m 2 (20 to 24 lbs.) 


Middle 


Laser paper 91 to 1 23 g/m 2 (25 to 32 lbs.) 
Transparency, Label 


Thick 


Laser paper 1 24 to 1 65 g/m 2 (33 to 44 lbs.) 
Envelope 



Close the left side door. 



29 



Setup 



s Loading Paper, Transparency 

Notes: 

• Reusing media that has been fed through the printer (for example, after jams) 
can reduce the life of the consumables and paper path components. 

• When printing legal size using the multi-purpose tray, backside marking may 
occur. If this occurs, use the legal cassette. 

For detailed information on media, refer to page 155. 



-f Set the media thickness switch ( n p. 29). 



O O Open the Multi-purpose tray. 

© Extend the media support by sliding it outward. 



© 




Q Separate the media guides to the approximate width of the 
media. 




A Fan the media, and then tap it on a level surface to avoid media 
jams or skewed printing. 





30 



Setup 



C Insert the media with the printing side up into the multi-purpose 
tray. 

The height of media should not exceed the limit mark on the left guide, or it 
may cause a media jam. 




Q Adjust the media guides to the media size. 

Y Use the printer driver to select the multi-purpose tray. 



31 



Setup 



s Loading an Envelope 

Do not insert more than one envelope at a time. Only black text can be printed 
on envelopes. For more detailed information on envelopes, refer to page 158. 



-f Set the media thickness switch ( □ p. 29). 

O Adjust the media guides to the width of the envelope. 



Q Insert the envelope with the short end entering the printer first 
and the printing side facing up. The edge where the stamp is 
located enters the printer last. 




A Use the printer driver to select Envelope in the Paper size menu 
and the Paper source menu. 



s Loading Labels 

For detailed information on labels, refer to page 157. 
/ Set the media thickness switch ( n p. 29). 

2 Adjust the media guides to the width of the label sheets. 

£ Insert the label sheets in the multi-purpose tray with the printing 
side up and the top of the sheets enter first. 
The height of labels should not exceed the limit mark on the guide. 



32 



4 Use the printer driver to select Label. 



Setup 



Connecting the Printer to a Computer 



Only one PC can be directly connected to your printer. 



I.^=--H 



: 1 — p t 



2. v 



33 



Setup 



Using a Parallel Interface Cable 

If you do not have a parallel interface cable, you will need to purchase one from your 
local computer store or dealer ( Q P. 161 for Parallel Interface specifications). 

■f Make sure the computer, printer and the other connected 
peripheral devices are turned off. 

o Connect the parallel interface cable to the computer's parallel 
interface connector and the printer's parallel interface connector. 



Computer's parallel 
interface connector 




Notes: 

• The actual connector on the computer may differ depending on the 
manufacturer of the computer. 

• If the cable is connected to the PC via a printer buffer or selector, the printer 
may not print. 



O Connect the power cord to the printer's AC inlet and to an AC 
° outlet. 




34 



Setup 



Using a SCSI Cable 



Note for Terminator setting: 

• The printer must be the last device in the chain. The terminator setting of all 
other devices in the chain must be off. 



4 Make sure the computer, printer and the other connected 
peripheral devices are turned off. 



Connect the SCSI cable to the computer's SCSI connector and 
the printer's SCSI connector. 

• A SCSI-2 board must be installed in the computer. 
If you do not have a SCSI-2 board or a SCSI interface cable, you will need to 
purchase one from your local computer store or dealer ( Q P. 15, 162 "SCSI 
Interface" specifications). 



Computer's SCSI 
interface connector 




Make sure the SCSI ID No. of the printer is 1 (default setting). 

• If you have other devices connected to the computer, make sure that each 
SCSI device has a different ID No. 

• To change the printer's ID No., use the ID No. switches (#1, #2, #3) located 
on the back of the printer. Also refer to Table 1 on page 37. 



8 




>( 


> ( 



d r 



35 



Setup 



A Make sure the terminator switch (#4) of the printer is set to ON 
(default setting). 



C Connect the power cord to the printer's AC inlet and to an AC 
outlet. 




36 



Setup 



s Setting the SCSI ID Number 

In most cases, there is no need to change the default settings. 

However, if you have other peripheral devices connected in a SCSI chain, check if 

their ID numbers conflict with that of the printer. Be sure to choose an unassigned ID 

number. 

ID number can be changed by using the SCSI ID No. switches (#1 , #2, #3) [ Q Table 
1 below]. 

Table 1 



ID No. 


SCSI ID No. switches 




n 




n 












#1 


#2 


#3 


o 

z 


H 


IO 
CO 







OFF 


OFF 


OFF 


1 


ON 


OFF 


OFF 


2 


OFF 


ON 


OFF 


4* 




3 


ON 


ON 


OFF 






I 


I 




4 


OFF 


OFF 


ON 




I 


5 


ON 


OFF 


ON 




6 


OFF 


ON 


ON 


Terminator switch 


7 


ON 


ON 


ON 





SCSI ID No. 
switches 



s Setting the Terminator 

The terminator setting can be changed by using the terminator switch (#4). 
Terminator ON: 




Terminator OFF: 



p 




n 


o 

z 


ll 


IO 
CO 


u 




| 



37 



Setup 



Power On 



■f Turn ON the printer, then the computer. 




O O The READY indicator on the printer starts flashing and 
"Initializing" is displayed on the printer LCD panel. 

© After approximately 5 minutes, the printer's READY indicator 
is illuminated and "Ready" is displayed on the printer LCD 
panel. 

The printer is ready for printing. 



Note: 



• When you power on your system for the first time, if "New Hardware Found" is 
displayed on the computer screen, refer to page 43. 



38 



Setup 



Printing a Test Page From the Printer Panel 



The test page provides general information on printer settings and configuration. 
Make sure the printer is ready and paper is loaded. Use the following procedure to 
print a test page. 



Press the MENU/EXIT button to enter the Menu Mode. 



Menu Mode 
Test Page 



Press the ENTER button. 



Test Page 
Configuration Page 



O Press the ENTER button again. 

The printer will start printing a configuration page. 



(Example) 



Panasonic Color Laser Printer 



Model Name 


: KX-P8410 




Printer Rom Version No. 


: VOXX : XXXXXX 




Installed Memory 


: 008 MBytes 




Installed Cassette 


: Media Tray - Letter 




< Panel Settings > 






System Setting 


Energy Star 


on 




Auto Continue 


off 




Data Time Out 


off 


Maintenance 


Page Count 


0000000000 




Color Imaging Unit 


000% 




Transfer Unit 


000% 




Fuser Unit 


000% 




Oil Supply Roll 


000% 


Color Calibration 


OFFSET 


00 




CYAN 


00 




MAGENTA 


00 




YELLOW 


00 




BLACK 


00 



(C) 1996-1997 Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd. 



39 



Setup 



Installing the KX-P8410 Software 



The KX-P8410 software installation will create the following. 

• Printer driver for Windows 3.1 , Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 ( Q P. 41, 42, 45) 

• Status Display for Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 (Q P. 142) 



Note: 



• If you are using Windows 3. 1, disable or uninstall any application software's 
printer status to prevent conflicts with the KX-P8410 Status Display for 
Windows 3.1. 

• When reinstalling the KX-P8410 software, do it immediately after restarting 
Windows. 



40 



Setup 



Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for 
Windows 3.1 




Start Windows 3.1, 



O Quit all applications. 



Q Insert the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM into your 
computer's CD-ROM drive. 



A Click | File | from the Program Manager, then click | Run 



/T Click | Browse | and select your CD-ROM drive from the [Drives:] 
box. 



£j Select Setup.exe, and click ] OK 



Click OK 



The Installer starts. 



Q Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. 



41 



Setup 



Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for 
Windows 95 



■ 



Start Windows 95. 



O Quit all applications. 



O Click | Start | , move the pointer to Settings, then click 



Control Panel 



The Control Panel window is displayed. 



A Double click ] Add/Remove Programs 



The Add/Remove Program Properties window is displayed. 



Click Install 



The Install Program From Floppy Disk or CD-ROM window is displayed. 



g Insert the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM into CD-ROM 
drive. 



Click Next> 



The Run Installation Program window is displayed. 



8 



Click Finish 



Wait until the Panasonic KX-P8410 Utilities Welcome window is displayed. 



Q Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. 
After installation, restart your system. 



Note: 

• During installation, when "Setup is adding icon to the Printer folder. Please wait 
several minutes" is displayed, the processing may take approximately 5 to 10 
minutes to complete depending on the system. 



42 



Setup 

s Using Plug and Play 

Y Turn on the printer. 

O Turn on the computer and start Windows 95. 

The New Hardware Found window is displayed for a few seconds, then the 
Update Device Driver Wizard window is displayed. 

O Insert the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM into CD-ROM 
drive. 



Click Next> . 



"Windows was unable to locate a driver for this device" is displayed. 
C Click [Other Locations.. 



/? Type in your CD-ROM drive name followed by :\Win95\Disk2 
(example; D:\Win95\Disk2) in the Location field and click 



OK 



Click Finish 



The Insert Disk window is displayed. 



8 



Click OK 



The Copying Files window is displayed. 



Q Type in your CD-ROM drive name followed by :\Win95\Disk2 
(example; D:\Win95\Disk2) in the Copy File from field and click 



OK 



10 

11 



Click OK 



The Open window is displayed. 



Select SETUP.EXE included on the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility 



CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive and then click Open 



Wait until the Panasonic KX-P8410 Utilities Welcome windows is displayed. 



•f O Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. 
After installation, restart your system. 



Note: 



• The Plug and Play installation procedure varies depending on the version of 
Windows 95. Refer to Help in Windows 95. 



43 



Setup 



s Using Add Printer 

i Start Windows 95. 

O Quit all applications. 



Q Click | Start | , move the pointer to Settings, then click ] Printers 



The Printers window is displayed. 
A Double click the Add Printer icon. 



C Install the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM into CD-ROM 
drive. 



Q Click | Next> 



7 Select Local printer or Network printer and then click ! Next> 
Q Click | Have Disk.. 



Q Type in your CD-ROM drive name followed by :\Win95\Dlsk2 
(example; D:\Win95\Disk2) in the Install From disk field and 



click OK 



10 



Click Next> 



Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. 



11 

After installation, restart your system. 



Notes: 

• The above "Using Add Printer" procedure installs only the printer driver. It does 
not install the Status Display program. 

• After installing the printer driver, it will take several minutes for the printer to 
register and display in Printers Folder. 



44 



Setup 



Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for 
Windows NT 4.0 




Start Windows NT 4.0. 



O Quit all applications. 



O Click | Start | , move the pointer to Settings, then click 



Control Panel 



The Control Panel window is displayed. 



A Double click ] Add/Remove Programs 



The Add/Remove Program Properties window is displayed. 



Click Install 



The Install Program From Floppy Disk or CD-ROM window is displayed. 



g Insert the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM into CD-ROM 
drive. 



Click Next> 



The Run Installation Program window is displayed. 



8 



Click Finish 



Wait until the Panasonic KX-P8410 Utilities Welcome window is displayed. 



Click Next> 



The Setup Type window is displayed. 



H f\ Click the type of setup, then click | Next> 
The Select Program Folder window is displayed. 



45 



Setup 



46 



11 



Click Next> 



The Start Copying Files window is displayed. 



12 



Click Next> . 



After copying files, the Add Printer Wizard window is displayed. 



13 



Click Next> 



HA Select LPT port by clicking on the check box. 



15 



Click Next> 



16 



Click Have Disk. 



The Install From Disk window is displayed. 



17 



Click Browse. 



18 



Click Cancel 



The Locate File window is displayed. 



19 



Select CD-ROM drive. 



20 



Open WinNT40, Disk2, then open pgdinta.inf file. 



21 



Click OK 



22 



Click Next> 



23 



Click Next> 



Setup 



24 
25 



26 



Click Next> 



Click Finish . 



The printer text page prints. 



Click Yes 



>To connect the printer to a SCSI port, the SCSI port needs to be installed. 
Refer to the Ports tab of the Panasonic KX-P8410 Properties window 
(D P. 83 to 87). 



s Using the Printer in a Network Environment 

For the server computer: 

To share the printer with the client computer, perform the following steps after 
installing the printer driver. 

■f Double click the My Computer icon. 

O Double click the Printer icon. 

O Select the Panasonic KX-P8410 printer. 

A Click File menu, then click Sharing... . 

C Click Shared. 

C Enter the printer name (ex. KX-P841 0). 

If the shared printer is used through Windows 95, the printer name must not 
exceed 12 characters. 



Click OK 



47 



Setup 



For the client computer: 

To use the printer connected to the server, perform the following steps after installing 
the printer driver. 

< For Windows NT 4.0 Users > 



i Click | Start | , move the pointer to Settings and click Printers. 



Double click the Add Printer icon. 



Select Network printer server. 



Click Next> 



4 



tZ Select the Panasonic KX-P8410 printer in the Shared Printer 
U box. 



Click OK and follow the instructions on the screen. 



Click Finish 



< For Windows 95 Users > 



Double click the My Computer icon. 



Double click the Printers icon. 



Double click the Add Printer icon. 



4 



Click Next> 



48 



Setup 



C Click Network printer, then click Next> 



Click Browse... . 



y Select the KX-P841 printer. 



8 



Click OK 



Click Next> 



If the server does not have the Printer Driver for Windows 95, click 
Have Disk...! . 



The Printer Drivers for Windows 95 window is displayed. 



10 



Click Browse... . 



11 



Insert the KX-P8410 Driver & Utilitiy CD-ROM into CD-ROM 
drive. 



12 Select the CD-ROM drive. 



4 O Open Win95, Disk2, then open KXP8410.inf file. 

The Printer Drivers for Windows 95 window is displayed. 



14 

15 
16 

17 



Click OK . 
Click OK . 


Click Next> 




Click Finish 



49 



Setup 



s Removing the Printer Driver 



50 



•4 Click [Start | , move the pointer to Settings and click Printers. 



Select Panasonic KX-P8410. 



Click File menu, then click Delete. 



4 



Click Yes 



Setup 



Removing the KX-P8410 Software 



If you need to remove the KX-P8410 software, perform the following steps. 



s For Windows 3.1 users: 



•i From the Program Manager double click the Panasonic 
KX-P8410 Utilities icon. 



Double click the Uninstall Utilities icon. 



Click Yes 



Follow the instructions on the screen. 



s For Windows 95 / Windows NT 4.0 users: 



"i Click | Start I , move the pointer to Programs, then to 
KX-P8410 Utilities. 



Click Uninstall 



Click Yes 



Follow the instructions on the screen. 



Note: 

• For removing the Panasonic KX-P8410 icon in the Printer Folder, refer to Help 
in Windows 95 / Windows NT 4.0. 



51 



Setup 



Installing Panasonic Font Manager 



The Panasonic Font Manager is included in the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility 
CD-ROM. 



To install the above application, perform the following steps. 



s For Windows 3.1 users: 



1 



Start Windows 3.1 



Quit all applications. 



O Insert the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM into your 
computer CD-ROM drive. 



A Click | File | from the Program Manager, then click | Run 



/% Click | Browse | and select your CD-ROM drive from the [Drives:] 
box. 



Select lnstall.exe in the Font directory, and click |OK 



Click OK 



The installer starts. 



O Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. 



52 



Setup 



s For Windows 95 / Windows NT 4.0 users: 



Start Windows 95 / Windows NT 4.0. 



O Quit all applications. 



O Insert the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM into your 
computer CD-ROM drive. 



A Click | Start | , move the pointer to Run..., then click | Run 



/T Click | Browse | and select your CD-ROM drive. 



Select lnstall.exe in the Fonts folder, and click OPEN 



Click OK 



The installer starts. 



Q Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. 



Note: 



• When you insert CD-ROM into your drive, application installer may start 
automatically. In this case, quit the Panasonic quick installer and use the 
application installer. 
For information on how to use the applications, refer to their manuals. 



53 



Setup 



Setting the Color Density 



The printer panel provides an interface to adjust the density of the toner applied to 
the media. This feature compensates for the changes in density that can occur as 
environmental conditions changes, toner cartridges or the imaging unit age. 



(J READY 
\ ERORR 



o 



MENU/EXIT 



ENTER 



Perform the following steps to adjust the color density: 
•f To print a Color Calibration Page: 

O Press the MENU/EXIT button on the printer panel. 



Menu Mode 
Test Page 



© Press the A button. 



Menu Mode 
Color Calibration 



© Press the ENTER button. 



Color Calibration 
Calibration Offset 



O Press the A button 5 times and the following is displayed. 



Color Calibration 
Calibration Test Print 



© Press the ENTER button. 

A Color Calibration Page will be printed. 



54 



Setup 



The current density setting for each color is indicated by the line enclosure on the 
Color Calibration Page as shown in the following example. 
The factory default setting for each color density is 0. 

Color Calibration Page (Example): 



Current color 
density settings 



55 



Setup 



Compare the current color density settings on the Color 
Calibration Page with the color density samples on the Color 
Calibration Card to see if they match. 

Place the Color Calibration Page on at least 2 sheets of clean white paper in a 
well-lighted area. 



Color Calibration 
Card 




Color Calibration 
Page 



1 If they match, then you do not need to adjust the color density 
and you may proceed with any operation you wish to perform. 

1 If they do not match, go to step 3. 



O Determine which block on the Color Calibration Page most 
closely matches the density of the cyan sample on the Color 
Calibration Card. 

• Repeat step 3 for each color. 



56 



Setup 



4a lf you wish t0 ad J ust the density for all colors simultaneously, 
perform the following, then go to step 5. 



O Repeat instructions Q through © of step 1 on page 54. 



Color Calibration 
Calibration Offset 



© Press the ENTER button. 



Calibration Offset 
0* (-5 to 5) 



© Press the A/< button to darken/lighten all the colors. 

Pressing the A/< button twice selects the next/previous level settings. 
(For example:) 

• If you wish to make the density setting darker by 2 levels: 

— Press the A button 4 times. 

• If you wish to make the density setting lighter by 1 level: 

— Press the < button 2 times. 



O Press the ENTER button. 



Color Calibration 
CYAN 



© Press the A button 4 times and the following is displayed. 



Color Calibration 
Calibration Test Print 



57 



Setup 



An If you wish to adjust the density for each color independently, 
perform the following, then go to step 5. 

O Repeat instructions Q through © of step 1 on page 54. 
© Press the A button. 



Color Calibration 
CYAN 



© Press the ENTER button. 



CYAN 

0* (-10 to 10) 



O Press the AK button to darken/lighten the cyan color. 

Pressing the A/< button twice selects the next/previous level setting. 
(For example:) 

• If you wish to make the density setting darker by 4 levels: 

— Press the A button 8 times. 

• If you wish to make the density setting lighter by 2 levels: 

— Press the < button 4 times. 

© Press the ENTER button. 



Color Calibration 
MAGENTA 



© Repeat instructions © through © for each color 
(MAGENTA, YELLOW, BLACK). 

• To skip a color, press the ▲ button. 

• To return to a previous color, press the < button. 

• Before going to step 5, make sure the following is displayed. 



Color Calibration 
Calibration Test Print 



£ Press the ENTER button to reprint the Color Calibration Page. 

• The line enclosure reflects the changes made to the settings. 

• If you are not satisfied with the current color density settings, repeat steps 4 
and 5 above. 



58 



Notes: 

• The color density setting affects the average life of toner. 

• Save the Color Calibration Card for future calibrations. 



Using the Printer 



Menu Mode 



The Menu mode includes a Main menu, Item menu, Selection 1 menu and Selection 
2 menu which can be changed from the printer panel. 

When Ready is displayed in the upper line of the LCD, pressing the MENU/EXIT 
button will allow you to enter the Menu mode. 
Once in the Menu mode: 

• Press the A/CONTINUE button to: 

— Display the next menu. 

— Display the next item. 

— Increase the numerical value of the selection by 1 or display the next selection. 

• Press the ^/CANCEL button to: 

— Display the previous menu. 

— Display the previous item. 

— Decrease the numerical value of the selection by 1 or display the next selection. 

• Press the ENTER button to: 

— Enter a sub - menu. 

— Activate a selection. 

— Print a Configuration/Color Calibration Page. 

Before you attempt to change any settings, check the factory default settings in the 
following table. For details on changing the settings, refer to Outline for Operation 
(D P. 62). 

Once you have changed the printer panel settings, they are automatically saved as 
user default settings even if the power is turned off. 



Main Menu 


Item Menu 


Selection 1 Menu 


Selection 2 Menu 


Test Page 


Configuration Page 






Color Calibration 


Calibration Offset 


0* 1 (-5 to 5) 




CYAN 


0* 1 (-10 to 10) 




MAGENTA 


0* 1 (-10 to 10) 




YELLOW 


0* 1 (-10 to 10) 




BLACK 


0* 1 (-10 to 10) 




Calibration Test Print 






Reset Calibration 


YES 




NO 




System Setting 


Energy Star 


ON* 1 




OFF 




Auto Continue 


ON 




OFF* 1 




Data Timeout 


ON 


30* 1 (30 to 240s) 


OFF* 1 




Network * 2 


IP Address 


XXX. XXX. XXX. XXX 




Subnet Mask 


XXX. XXX. XXX. XXX 




Default Gateway 


xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 





* 1 Factory default setting 

* 2 This menu appears when the optional network card is installed. 



(continued) 



59 



Using the Printer 



Main Menu 


Item Menu 


Selection 1 Menu 


Selection 2 Menu 


Maintenance 


Page Count 


xxxxxx 




Imaging Unit 


Usage=xx% 




Transfer Unit 


Usage=xx% 




Fuser Unit 


Usage=xx% 




Oil Roll 


Usage=xx% 





Outline for Menus 

Test Page 

Prints general information on printer settings and configuration. 

Color Calibration 

Adjusts the toner density for each color independently or all the colors. 

s Calibration Offset 
Adjusts the density for all the colors (CYAN, MAGENTA, YELLOW and BLACK). 
Setting a higher number provides darker colors and setting a lower number 
provides lighter colors. 

s CYAN / MAGENTA / YELLOW / BLACK 
Adjusts the density for each color independently. Setting a higher number provides 
darker color and setting a lower number provides lighter color. 

s Calibration Test Print 
Prints a Color Calibration Page with the current density settings. 

s Reset Calibration 
Setting YES resets the current settings back to the default settings. 

Note: 

• The color density setting affects the average life of toner. 

System Setting 

Configures the printer. 

s Energy Star 
If Energy Star is enabled, the printer enters the Energy Star mode when the printer 
is idle for 30 minutes. 

s Auto Continue 
With the Auto Continue set to ON, the printer automatically recovers from the 
following error conditions if no recovery operation is done for 10 seconds. 

• Memory Overflow 

• SCSI communication error 

s Data Timeout 
With the Data Timeout set to ON, the printer automatically returns to Ready status if 
the printer does not receive any data from a computer within the time period set in 
this selection (30 to 240 seconds). 



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Network 

Sets the addresses used in TCP / IP Protocol. During setting, use the ^/CANCEL 
button to move the cursor and the A/CONTINUE button to increase the numerical 
value. 

Maintenance 

Displays the page count of the printer and the consumption of supplies. It also gives 
you an idea when the following supplies need to be replaced. The following table 
shows the average life of each supply, which is based on a 5% image area and 
standard density. Refer to pages 103 and 104 for details. 



Supplies 


Average life 


Imaging Unit * 


60,000 images 


Transfer Unit 


80,000 pages 


Fuser Unit * 


31 ,000 pages 


Oil Supply Roll * 


15,500 pages 



* When a supply is replaced with a new one, the printer will automatically reset the 
page counter for that supply to 0. 



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Outline for Operation 



Printer Panel 



/EXIT 







MENU/EXIT 



CANCEL 



CONTINUE 



Q READY 
\ ERORR 



ENTER 



■i Press the MENU/EXIT button to enter the Menu mode. 

O Press the A/< button until the desired menu is displayed. 

O Press the ENTER button to enter the item menu. 

A Press the A/< button until the desired item is displayed. 

/T Press the ENTER button to enter the Selection 1 menu. 

• If you have selected Configuration Page or Calibration Test Print in step 4, 
the printer will exit the Menu mode after printing the page. 

Q Press the LK button to increase/decrease the numerical value 
or display the desired selection. 



7 Press the ENTER button to activate your selection and advance 
to the next item for the same menu that you selected in step 2. 

• If you have selected Data Timeout in step 4, you will enter the Selection 2 
menu. Press the A/< button to increase/decrease the data time out, then 
press the Enter button to activate your selection and exit the Menu mode. 

O If you wish to set more items in the same menu, repeat steps 4 to 
7 above. 



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►To exit the Menu mode at any stage, press the MENU/EXIT button. 
> To change the setting of an item of a different menu, first exit the Menu 
mode, then repeat steps 1 to 8 above. 



Using the Printer 



Displaying the Panasonic KX-P8410 Window (for windows 95/ 3.1 ) 



The KX-P8410 window can be displayed from Windows ( [] below) or from an 
application ( [] P. 65). 



Note: 



• Available option tabs and operation buttons displayed through Windows 95 are 
different from those displayed through Windows 3. 1. 



3 Choosing Printer Properties Under Windows: 
s For Windows 95 



-f Click | Start | , select Settings, then click Printers. 
The Printers window is displayed. 



O Click the Panasonic KX-P8410 printer icon. 



O Click the File menu, then click Properties. 

The Panasonic KX-P8410 Properties window is displayed. 



Panasonic KX-P841 Properties 



M 



General | Details ] Paper I Graphics/Color | Option I 


^ Panasonic KX-P8410 






Comment: 








Separator page: 


(none) _*_| Browse... 




Print Test Page 







OK 



Cancel 



Apply 



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4 



Click a tab to view the features. 

Details Tab ( D P. 66) 
Paper Tab ( D P- 67) 
Graphics/Color Tab ( D P 69) 
Option Tab ( D P- 72) 



s For Windows 3.1 

-f Double-click Main icon and Control Panel icon, then double-click 
Printers icon. 

The Printers window is displayed. 



O Select Panasonic KX-P8410 on LPT1 *, then click [Setup 

The Panasonic KX-P8410 window is displayed. 

* The port name (LPT1) may vary depending on the connection of your printer. 



Panasonic KX-PB410 



Paper 
Paper Size 



Graphics/Color 



Option 



J 

Letter 



J 

AA 



j 

Legal 



Envelope 



rOrientation- 



A m Portrait 



r Landscape 



Output Order 

i r 



(■ Face Up 



Paper Source: 
Copies: 



"S 



Restore Defaults 



!0K: 


Cancel 



About 



Help 



Click a tab to view the features. 



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Paper Tab (D P. 67) 
Graphics/Color Tab ( D P. 69) 
Option Tab ( D P- 72) 



Using the Printer 



rom an application 

For example, to print a document created in Microsoft WordPad on Windows 95, 
perform the following steps. 



•f Click | Start | , select Programs, select Accessories, then click 



WordPad 

The WordPad window is displayed. 

O Click the File menu, then click Print... . 
The Print window is displayed. 

O Select Panasonic KX-P8410 in the Name : box. 



A Click | Properties 



The Panasonic KX-P8410 window is displayed. 



Click a tab to view the features. 

Paper Tab ([] P. 67) 
Graphics/Color Tab ([] P. 69) 
Option Tab (□ P. 72) 



Note: 

• The print options in the File menu depend on the Windows application. Refer to 
the application manual. 



The instructions described hereafter are based on the windows displayed 
in Windows 95. However, most instructions for Windows 3.1 are the same 
as for Windows 95. 



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Details Tab 



Note: 



• This option is available only for Windows 95. 



Panasonic KX-P841 Properties 



General Details | Sharing | Paper | Graphics/Color | Option | 
""-''"' ' Panasonic KX-P8410 



Print to the following p.ort: 



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Add Port.. 



Print using the following driver: 



Delete Port.. 



| Panasonic KX-PS41 

Capture Printer Port... 



^ | New Driver... 



End Capture... 



Timeout settings — 
Not selected: 

Transmission jetry: 




seconds 
seconds 


15 


45 



Spool Settings.. 



Port Settings.. 



he 



OK 



Cancel 



Apply 



O Print to the following port 

Select the port where the parallel interface cable is connected. 

When you are using the SCSI interface cable, select the KX-P8410GDI 

(KX-P8410onSCSI). 



For the functions of other buttons, refer to the Help menu in the 
Windows. 



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Paper Tab 



©^ 



Panasonic KX-P841 Properties 



General | Details Paper | Graphics/Color | Option] 
© Paper size: Letter 31/2x11 in 






J J s 

A4 Legal Envelope 



HDutput order 



~K 



(* Face down = 



f Face 



up 



Q— Paper source: | Auto (Plain Paper) 

@ Copies: 



1 



About.. 



OK 



JE\ 



J 



© 1 


Orientation - 










A 


F Portrait 


rz 


C Landscape 















3 



Restore Defaults 



Cancel 



6 



O Paper size 

Selects a different paper size. 

Letter, A4, Legal or Envelope can be selected. 

© Orientation 

Selects Portrait (vertical) or Landscape (horizontal). 
Portrait Landscape 



@ Output order 

Specifies whether the document prints face up or face down in the output 
tray. This selection is not effective when the multi-purpose tray (MPT Plain 
Paper, MPT Transparency, etc.) is selected in the Paper source (Q P. 68). 
When the multi-purpose tray is selected, Face up is selected automatically. 



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© Paper source 

Selects media by choosing the location (trays) or the type of media. 

• Auto [Plain Paper]: 

Prints on paper loaded in a paper tray. The printer picks paper from the 
paper tray that loaded with the media size you selected in an 
application software. When the tray is empty, the printer automatically 
picks from another paper tray of the same media size in the order of 
Upper, Middle and Lower. 

• Auto [Transparency]: 

Prints on transparency loaded in a transparency tray. The printer picks 
transparency from the transparency tray that loaded with the media 
size you selected in an application software. When the tray is empty, 
the printer automatically picks from another transparency tray of the 
same media size in the order of Upper, Middle and Lower. 

• Upper : 

Prints on media loaded in the standard tray. 

• Middle* : 

Prints on media loaded in the upper tray (optional feeder). 

• Lower* : 

Prints on media loaded in the lower tray (optional feeder). 

• MPT Plain Paper, MPT Transparency, MPT Label, MPT Coated 
Paper, MPT Envelope, MPT Paper 2nd Side : 

Prints on paper, transparency or label , etc. loaded in the Multi-purpose 
tray. The printer will print on the selected media with optimal quality. 

• If the optional feeder has not been installed, the printer selects the 
standard tray automatically. 

Copies 

Determines how many copies of the document will be printed. 

Note: 

• The number of copies can be also determined using some application 
softwares. However, it is recommended to set the number of copies using 
one method, either from this driver or from an application software to 
avoid having a printing problem. 

© About... button 

Displays the window which contains the program version and copyright 
information. 

Q Restore Defaults button 

Resets the Paper tab's settings to the default settings. 



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Graphics / Color Tab 



©^ 



Panasonic KX-P841 Properties 



General] Details] Paper Graphics/Color | Option ] 
— Print style: 



JB 




© Color Graphics type: 

© Print quality — 



Default 



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r fast (300 dpi) 
P Standard (GOO dpi) 
r High quality (1200 dpi) 



■Color management — 
[^ U se Hyper-T etra Adjustment 

I - Use image color matching (I CM) 



Adjustment.. 



Rendering intent.. 



-|~~ Print as a mirror image 



About... 



Restore Defaults 



OK 



Cancel 



6 



Apply 



O Print style 

Select a type which is the closest to your document to print for optimal 
quality. 

• Black Text: 

Prints the document in black and white the quickest. Select this for 
black and white text files. 

• Grayscale: 

Prints the document in black and white. Select this for monochrome 
halftone images. 

• Color Graphics: (default) 

Prints the document in color. Select this for computer graphics, colored 

text, and spreadsheets with color graphics. 

Small text can be printed more clearly than when printed in 

Presentation. 

• Color Photo: 

Prints the document in color. Select this for photos or images from a 
photo CD. 

• Presentation: 

Prints the document in color. Select this for presentation copies. 
Presentation provides a clearer tone than Color Graphics. 



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© Color Graphics type 

Color Graphics is a print style that simulates shades of color by changing 
the dot patterns. You can select a dot pattern from Default* 1 , Dither A, or 
Dither B. 
This selection is effective only when Color Graphics is selected. 



* 1 Dither A or B will be automatically selected according to a print quality 
you have selected. 




Dither A 




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Dither B 



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Q Print quality 

Selects a print quality. Fast (300 dpi), Standard (600 dpi) or High quality 
(1200 dpi) can be selected. When the Gray Scale or Color Photo print 
style is selected, the High quality (1200 dpi) cannot be selected. A higher 
resolution provides better print quality. However, the throughput will be 
diminished. 



When Presentation is selected in the Print style, print quality cannot be 
selected and 300 dpi is automatically assigned. 

© Color management 

This feature provides two-color adjustment functions as described below 
when printing a document with Color Graphics, Color Photo or 
Presentation print style. 

• Use Hyper-Tetra Adjustment 

Adjusts the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, or red, green, blue of 
the image. For the adjustment, refer to Using the Hyper-Tetra 
Adjustment ( [] P. 93). 

• Use image color matching (ICM)* 1 

The printer assigns the best color possible to accurately represent the 
original color by selecting different rendering intents (Saturation, 
Contrast or Colormetric). Click on this check box, then click the 
Rendering intent box. The Rendering intent window appears. Select 
the desired rendering intent, which determines how the printer assigns 
the color. 

* 1 This option is available only for Windows 95. 

Print as a mirror image 

Clicking on this check box allows you to print a mirror image of the 
document. 

© About button 

Displays the window that contains the program version and copyright 
information. 

Q Restore Defaults button 

Resets the Graphics / Color tab's settings to the default settings. 



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Option Tab 



Panasonic KX-PG410 Properties 



General 1 Details 1 Paper 1 Graphics/Color Option 
" Printer memory: 



IB 



©^ 



Printer memory usage: — 

f* Use printer memory to make print performance better 

C Use printer memory to make print quality better 



About.. 



OK 



Restore Defaults 



Cancel 



€> 



Apply 



O Printer memory 

Selects the amount of memory installed in the printer. If the amount of 
memory in the printer does not match this setting, a MEMORY 
OVERFLOW message might be displayed. To determine how much 
memory is installed in the printer, print out the Test page ( [] P. 39). 
As the printer memory increases, printing throughput improves. If the total 
amount of memory installed in the printer is more than 32 MB, Use printer 
memory to make print quality better can be selected in the Printer 
memory usage box. 



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Q Printer memory usage 

Determines how the printer memory is used, either for better print 
performance or for better print quality. This selection is effective only when 
the Gray Scale or the Color Photo print style is selected and the 
Standard (600 dpi) is selected. 

• Use printer memory to make print performance better 

Sends the data to the printer with the standard level of compression to 
improve throughput. 

• Use printer memory to make print quality better 

Sends the data to the printer with the lower level of compression or 
without compression to improve the print quality. However, the 
throughput will be diminished. More than 32 MB is required on the 
printer to select this option. 

About button 

Displays the window that contains the program version and copyright 
information. 

O Restore Defaults button 

Resets the Option tab's setting to the default setting. 



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Displaying the Panasonic KX-P8410 Default Document 
Properties Window (for Windows NT 4.0) 



The KX-P8410 Default Document Properties window can be displayed from Printers 
under Windows ( [] see A below) or from an application 

(□ see B on page 75). 



From Printers Under Windows NT 4.0 



-f Click [Start | , select Settings, then click Printers. 
The Printers window is displayed. 



Click the Panasonic KX-P8410 icon. 



O Click the File menu, then click Document Defaults.... 

The Panasonic KX-P8410 Default Document Properties window appears. 



tf Panasonic KX-P8410 Default Document Properties 



Page Setup [^^ed]| 



HZ] 



_Jj Panasonic KX-PS41 Document Settings 
B-Cjg Paper/Output 

f\ Paper Size: <Letter> 

[a] Orientation: <Portrait> 

G|] Paper Source: <Auto (Plain Paper)> 

■Q Copy Count: <1 Copy> 
B-fe Document Options 

C. : £j Print Style: < Color Graphics> 
jji] Print Quality: Standard (600 dpi]> 
■■■ |^| Color Graphics Type: <Default> 
1 ^ Output Order: <Face Down> 

Change 'Paper Size 1 Setting 



H A4 

E^l Envelope tt10 
y Legal 



^J 



OK 


Cancel 



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Click a tab to view the features. 

Page Setup Tab ( D P- 76) 
Advanced Tab (D P. 78) 



From an application 

For example, to print a document created in Microsoft WordPad on Windows NT 4.0, 
perform the following steps. 



-f Click | Start | , select Programs, select Accessories, then click 



2 



WordPad. 

The WordPad window is displayed. 

Click the File menu, then click Print. 
The Print window is displayed. 



Q Click | Properties 

The Panasonic KX-P8410 Document Properties window is displayed. 



4 



Click a tab to view the features. 

Page Setup Tab ( D P. 76) 
Advanced Tab ( D P. 78) 



Note: 

• The print options in the File menu depend upon the Windows application. Refer 
to the application manual. 



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Page Setup Tab 



tf Panasonic KX-P8410 Default Document Properties 



he] 



[F^S^upj | Advanced] 
Paper Size: I _J Letter 



Paper Source: _^j Auto (Plain Paper) 



© Copy Count: p ^ Copy 

(1 - 999) 
© Orientation 



(* Portrait 



1 f~" Landscape 



OK 


Cancel 



O Paper Size 

Selects a different paper size. 

Letter, A4, Legal or Envelope #10 can be selected. 



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Q Paper Source 

Selects media by choosing the location (trays) or the type of media. 

• Auto [Plain Paper]: 

Prints on paper loaded in a paper tray. The printer picks paper from the 
paper tray that is loaded with the media size you selected in the 
application software. When the tray is empty, the printer automatically 
picks from another paper tray of the same media size in the order of 
Upper, Middle and Lower. 

• Auto [Transparency]: 

Prints on transparency loaded in a transparency tray. The printer picks 
transparency from the transparency tray that is loaded with the media 
size you selected in the application software. When the tray is empty, 
the printer automatically picks from another transparency tray of the 
same media size in the order of Upper, Middle and Lower. 

• Upper : 

Prints on media loaded in the standard tray. 

• Middle* 1 : 

Prints on media loaded in the upper tray (optional feeder). 

• Lower* 1 : 

Prints on media loaded in the lower tray (optional feeder). 

• MPT Plain Paper, MPT Transparency, MPT Label, MPT Coated 
Paper, MPT Envelope, MPT Paper 2nd Side : 

Prints on paper, transparency or label, etc. loaded in the Multi-purpose 
tray. The printer will print on the selected media with optimal quality. 

* 1 If the optional feeder has not been installed, the printer selects the 
standard tray automatically. 

© Copy Count 

Determines how many copies of the document will be printed. 



Note: 

• The number of copies can also be determined using the application 
software. However, it is recommended to set the number of copies using 
one method, either from this driver or from the application software to 
avoid printing problems. 



Orientation 

Selects Portrait (vertical) or Landscape (horizontal). 
Portrait Landscape 



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Advanced Tab 

Two categories (Paper/Output and Document Options) for document settings are 
available. To display the items of a category, click on that category. 



s Paper/Output 



A Panasonic KX-P8410 Default Document Properties 



JB 



Page Setup L.^ a ^ed;| 






;Jt Panasonic KX-P8410 Document Settings 

B-Qp Paper/Output 

J] Paper Size: <Letter> 
[a] Orientation: <Portrait> 
j| Paper Source: <Auto (Plain Paper)> 
Ql Copy Count: <1 Copy> 

- j|^ Document Options 

r' : j£| Print Style: < Color Graphics> 
jji] Print Quality: Standard (600 dpi]> 
■ \^\ Color Graphics Type: <Default> 
-^ Output Order: <Face Down> 

Change 'Paper Size 1 Setting 



^J 




OK 



Cancel 



As for the features of each items (Paper Size, Orientation, Paper Source, Copy 

Count), refer to Page Setup Tab ( Q P. 76). 

Clicking on an item displays its selections in the lower box. Click your desired 



selection, then click |OK 



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s Document Options 



» Panasonic KX-P8410 Default Document Properties 



Page Setup Advanced 



IE 



©^ 
©^ 



Jj Panasonic KX-P8410 Document Settings 
EElC^ Paper/Output 
- jj^ Document Options 

- ]JE] Print Quality: <Standard (600 dpi)> 

[\ Color Graphics Type: <Default> 

I -^ Output Order: <Face Down> 

<^ Hyper-Tetra Adjustment... < Use Hyper-Tetra Adjustment 

* r j Print as a Mirror image: <0ff> 

■Q Metafile Spooling: <Enabled> 



Change 'Print Style 1 Setting- 



Q/ Black Text 
^ Gray Scale 



t) Color Graphics 



J Color Photo 
^ Presentation 



OK 



Cancel 



O Print Style 

Click on Print Style to display its selections in the lower box, and 

select a type which is the closest to your document to ensure optimal 
print quality. 

• Black Text: 

Prints the document in black and white. Select this for black and white 
text. This is the fastest printing option. 

• Grayscale: 

Prints the document in black and white. Select this for monochrome 
halftone images. 

• Color Graphics: (default) 

Prints the document in color. Select this for computer graphics, color 

text, spreadsheets with color graphics. 

(Small text can be printed more clearly than when printed in 

presentation.) 

• Color Photo: 

Prints the document in color. Select this for photo images such as a 
photo from a CD. 

• Presentation: 

Prints the document in color. Select this for presentation copies. 
(Presentation provides a clearer tone than Color Graphics.) 



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© Print Quality 

Click on Print Quality to display its selections in the lower box, and select 
a print quality. Fast (300 dpi), Standard (600 dpi) or High quality (1200 
dpi) can be selected. When the Gray Scale or Color Photo print style is 
selected, the High quality (1200 dpi) cannot be selected. A higher 
resolution provides better print quality. However, the throughput speed is 
diminished. 

When Presentation is selected in the Print style, print quality cannot be 
selected and 300 dpi is automatically assigned. 

© Color Graphics Type 

Color Graphics is a print style that simulates shades of color by changing 
the dot patterns. You can select a dot pattern from Default* 1 , Dither A, or 
Dither B. 
This selection is effective only when Color Graphics is selected. 

* 1 Dither A or B will be automatically selected according to the print quality 
you have selected. 




Dither A 




Dither B 



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O Output Order 

Specifies whether the document exits face up or face down into the output 

tray. This selection is not effective when the multi-purpose tray (MPT Plain 

Paper, MPT Transparency, etc.) is selected in the Paper Source 

( D P. 77). When the multi-purpose tray is selected, Face up is selected 

automatically. 

Hyper-Tetra Adjustment- 
Adjusts the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, or red, green, blue of the 
image. For the adjustment, refer to Using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment 

(D P- 93). 

Print as a Mirror image 

Clicking on Print as a Mirror image allows you to print a mirror image of 
the document. 

Q Metafile Spooling 

Specifies the format in which the printing information is stored on your disk 
for printing. Generally, metafile spooling set to Enabled frees up your 
program faster than Disabled. 



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s When Panasonic KX-P8410 Document Settings is 
selected 



©^ 



» Panasonic KX-P8410 Default Document Properties 



Page Setup Advanced | 



M 



xj Paper/Output 

_j Paper Size: <l_etter> 
A] Orientation: <Landscape> 
j| Paper Source: <Auto (Plain Paper)> 
Ql Copy Count: <1 Copy> 
B"!te Document Options 

J Print Style: < Color Graphics> 
] Print Quality: <Standard (600 dpi)> 
] Color Graphics Type: <Default> 
] Output Order: <Face Down> 

r- Panasonic KX-PS41 Document Settings 



*> 



Undo Changed Option 



(p About KX-PS41 Printer D river. . 



zl 



OK 



Cancel 



O Undo Changed Option 

Returns the Page Setup and Advanced tab's settings to the previous 
settings. 

Q About KX-P8410 Printer Driver- 
Displays the window that contains the program version and copyright 
information. 



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Displaying the Panasonic KX-P8410 Properties Window 
(for Windows NT 4.0) 



H Click | Start | , select Settings, then click Printers. 
The Printers window is displayed. 



Click the Panasonic KX-P8410 icon. 



O Click the File menu, then click Properties. 

The Panasonic KX-P8410 Properties window is displayed. 



rfl Panasonic KX-P8410 Properties 



JB 



General | Ports | Scheduling] Sharing] Security] Device Settings ] 


^ Panasonic KX-P841 






Comment: 








Location: 








Driver: 


Panasonic KX-PS41 J*J New Driver... | 






Separator Page... Print Processor... Print Test Page 





OK 



Cancel 



Click a tab to view the features. 

Ports Tab (D P. 84) 
Sharing Tab ( D P- 88) 
Device Settings Tab ( D P. 91) 



For the features of the other tabs, refer to the Help menu in the 
Windows NT 4.0. 



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Ports Tab (SCSI port) 



Note: 



• This option is available only for Windows NT 4.0. 



V Panasonic KX-P841 Properties 



HZ] 



General Ports | Scheduling | Sharing | Security | Device Settings ] 
"^J, Panasonic KX-P8410 



©^ 



Print to the following port(s). Documents will print to the first free 
checked port. 





Port 


| Description 


Printer 


H 


A 




Local Port 
Local Port 


Panasonic KX-P34.. 




V 


D LPT2: 






H LPT 3: 


Local Port 








DC0M1: 


Local Port 








H COM2: 


Local Port 








D COM3: 


Local Port 








H COM4: 


Local Port 




— 




D FILE: 


Local Port 




T 



Add Port.. 



Delete Port 



[^ Enable bidirectional support 
I - Enable printer pooling 



Configure Port.. 



OK 



Cancel 



O Checked port 

Documents will print to the checked port. 

Q Add Port... button 

Adds a new port ( D P. 85 Installing the SCSI port) 



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s Installing the SCSI port 

Notes: 

• When printing through the SCSI port, the access speed between other 
connected SCSI devices get slower. 

• To connect the KX-P8410 to your SCSI port, a SCSI driver and AS PI Manager 
need to be installed. Refer to your SCSI board manual. 



1 



Click Add Port. 



The Printer Ports window appears. 



Printer Ports 



Available Printer Ports: 



IE 



Lexmark DLC Network Port 
Lexmark TCP/IP Network Port 
Local Port 



New Monitor.. 



New Port.. 



Cancel 



Click New Monitor. 



The Installing Print Monitor window appears. 



I Installing Print Monitor 


fx] 


l The file 'monitor. inf on (Unknown) is needed. 

&^ 

Type the path where the file is located, and then click 
OK. 

Copy files from: 






OK 








Cancel 








Skip File 




|EB zj 


Browse... 





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Click Browse. 



4 



Click Cancel 



The Locate File window is displayed. 



Note: 



• The SCSI port cannot be installed through the Monitor .in f file copied to a 
directory with long file name. 



C Insert the KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM into the CD-ROM 
drive. 



Q Select CD-ROM drive. 

7 Open WinNT40, Disk2 then open Monitor.inf file. 



8 



Click OK 



The Printer Ports window is displayed. 



Printer Porls 



Available Printer Ports: 



HE] 




New Monitor.. 



New Port... Cancel 



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Click New Port. 



The Port Name window is displayed. 



Port Name 




10 ^P e t ' ie P ort narTie (f° r exam Pl e ; KXP8410GDI), then click 



OK 



The Printer Ports window is displayed. 



11 



Click Close 



V Panasonic KX-P841 Properties 



General Ports Scheduling Sharing Security l Device Settings 



<r, 



HE] 



<> 



Panasonic KX-P841 



Print to the following port(s). Documents will print to the first free 
checked port. 



Port 


Description 


Printer 


H 


3 LPT2: 


Local Port 






□ LPT3: 


Local Port 






□ C0M1: 


Local Port 






H COM2: 


Local Port 






H COM3: 


Local Port 






□ COM4: 


Local Port 






□ FILE: 


Local Port 






^HH 


KX-P8410onSCSI 


Panasonic KX-PS4.. 


T 



Add Port- 



Delete Port 



[^ Enable bidirectional support 
I - Enable printer pooling 



Configure Port.. 



OK 



Cancel 



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Using the Printer 



Sharing Tab 



V Panasonic KX-P8410 Properties 



General Ports Scheduling Sharing Security Device Settings 



JB 



Panasonic KX-P841 



r Not Shared 
P" Shared 

Share Name: |Panasoni 



You may install alternate drivers so that users on the following systems can 
download them automatically when they connect. 

-Alternate Drivers: 



Windows NT 4.0 kSG (Installed) 
Windows NT 4.0 MIPS 
Windows NT 4.0 Alpha 
Windows NT 4.0 PPC 
Windows NT 3.5 or 3.51 kSG 



d 



To modify the permissions on the printer, go to the Security tab. 



OK 



Cancel 



O Shared 

To share the printer over the network. 

For the setup operation, refer to Sharing the printer with a client 

computer ( Q P. 89). 

Q Alternate Drivers 

To install an alternate driver. 

For the installation, refer to Installing an alternate driver ( Q P. 89). 



88 



Using the Printer 



s Sharing the printer with a client computer 



i Click Shared. 



O Type the printer name (for example: KX-P841 0). 



Note: 

• If the shared printer is used through Windows 95, the printer name must not 
exceed 12 characters. 



2 Click [OK 



s Installing an alternate driver (for example: Windows 95) 



Select Windows 95, then click OK 



The Insert Disk window is displayed. 



J 



Please insert the floppy disk labeled Windows 95' into drive A: and then click OK. 

You can also click OK if you want files to be copied from an alternate location, such as a network server or a compact 
disc. 



OK I Cancel 



2 Click [OK~ 

The Printer Drivers for Windows 95 window is displayed. 



Printer Drivers for Windows 35 


|x| 


1 The file lK .inf on Windows 95 is needed. 

Type the path where the file is located, and then click 
OK. 

Copy files from: 






OK 








Cancel 




Skip File 




\m zl 


Browse... 





Click Browse. 



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Using the Printer 



Click Cancel 



4 

The Locate File window is displayed. 

C Insert the supplied KX-P8410 Driver & Utility CD-ROM into the 
** CD-ROM drive. 

f* Select CD-ROM drive. 

•j Open Win95, Disk2, then open KXP8410.inf file. 
The Printer Drivers for Window 95 window is displayed. 



I Printer Drivers for Windows 35 


fx] 


I The file lK .inf on Windows 95 is needed. 

Type the path where the file is located, and then click 
OK. 

Copy files from: 






OK 








Cancel 








Skip File 




laBSBREHIBBS _*j 


Browse... 









8 



Click OK 



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Using the Printer 



Device Settings Tab 



» Panasonic KX-P841 Properties 



General] Ports ] Scheduling] Sharing] Security Device Settings 



JB 



©^ 



_Jj Panasonic KX-P8410 Device Settings 
■=]■■<> Option 

-I o\ 



■■^^ P ' usage: <Use printer mernorv to make print perfo 



&"C9 Form To Tray Assignment 
j) Upper: <Letter> 
_J Middle: <Letter> 
J] Lower: <Letter> 
f\ Multi-Purpose Tray: <Letter> 



jj 




OK 



Cancel 



O Printer memory 

Selects the amount of memory installed in the printer. If the amount of 
memory in the printer does not match this setting, a MEMORY 
OVERFLOW message might be displayed. To determine how much 
memory is installed in the printer, print out the Test page ( □ P. 39). 
As the printer memory increases, printing throughput improves. If the total 
amount of memory installed in the printer is more than 32 MB, Printer 
memory usage option (©) becomes effective. 



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Using the Printer 



Q Printer memory usage 

Determines how the printer memory is used, either for better print 
performance or for better print quality. This selection is effective only when 
the Gray Scale or the Color Photo print style is selected and the 
Standard (600 dpi) is selected. 
More than 32 MB is required on the printer to select this option. 

• Use printer memory to make print performance better 

Sends the data to the printer with the standard level of compression to 
improve throughput. 

• Use printer memory to make print quality better 

Sends the data to the printer with a lower level of compression or 
without compression to improve the print quality. However, the 
throughput will be diminished. 

Form To Tray Assignment 

Server can assign and display the media loaded in the printer. Client can 
view the media assignment. This assignment does not affect any print job. 

s When Panasonic KX-P8410 Device Settings is 
selected 



W Panasonic KX-P841 Properties 



General] Ports l Scheduling] Sharing] Security Device Settings 



HE 






Panasonic KX-P8410 Device Settings 


fl 


JZ> i 
rv*^i Undo Changed Option 


V 


4JF 1 


A 


(J) About KX-PS41 Printer D river. . . 


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v . 1 



OK 



Cancel 



O Undo Changed Option 

Returns the Device Settings tab's setting to the previous setting. 

O About KX-P8410 Printer Driver... 

Displays the window that contains the program version and copyright 
information. 



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Using the Printer 



Using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment 



You can adjust the color of your output using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment window. 



Displaying the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment Window 



s For Windows 95 / 3.1 

Y Click on the Use Hyper-Tetra Adjustment check box in the 
' Graphics/Color tab ( D P 69). 

The Adjustment... button becomes effective. 



Click | Adjustment. 



The Hyper-Tetra Adjustment window is displayed. 



s For Windows NT 4.0 
-f Click on Hyper-Tetra Adjustment ... in the Advanced tab 

(D P- 79). 

The Hyper-Tetra Adjustment... button appears in the lower box. 



Click Hyper-Tetra Adjustment. 



The Hyper-Tetra Adjustment window is displayed. 



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Using the Printer 



Color Adjustment 



To adjust the brightness, contrast, hue or saturation of color, select Color 
Adjustment in the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment window. 

Preview box 



Hyper-Tetra Adjustment 



t* Color Adjustment 
C Color Balance 



OK 



Cancel 



About 



o 


Brightness 










jj 


J 


Jj 


128 




© — 


Contrast 

jlI 










jj 


128 




A 


-Hue 

jj 


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V 


►1 


128 




o — 


- Saturation 






JLI 


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►1 


128 






















Reset 



Preview 



© 



6 



© Brightness 

Changes the brightness of an image. A higher brightness setting provides a 
lighter image, and a lower brightness setting provides a darker image. 

© Contrast 

Adjusts the range between the darkest and the lightest shades in the 
image. 

© Hue 

Changes the aspect of color. 

© Saturation 

Changes the brightness and vividness of color. Lower saturation settings 
provide dull and dark image, and higher saturation settings provide bright 
and vivid image. 

The setting range of each option (Q to ©) is from to 255. 

© OK button 

Makes a selection effective and closes the window. 

© Cancel button 

Cancels a selection and closes the window. 



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Using the Printer 



O About button 

Displays the window that contains the program version and copyright 
information. 

Q Reset button 

Resets the current setting(s) made in this window to the default setting(s). 

© Preview button 

Allows you to view the result of the adjustment in the Preview box. 



Adjust the color by performing the following steps. 



•f Drag each slider left or right or click <4 or ►, or type the 
numerical value. 



O Click | Preview | to see the result of the adjustment 



• To reset the setting, click Reset 



Q Click | OK | to make the setting(s) effective. 



95 



Using the Printer 



Color Balance 

To adjust the level of red, green or blue, select Color Balance in the Hyper-Tetra 
Adjustment window. The following options appear. 

Preview box 



Hyper-Tetra Adjustment 



f Color Adjustment 
'■•"iColor Balance! 



£k 


- Red 










V 






Jj 




Jj 


128 




© — 


- Green 

jj 


J 








Jj 


128 




© — 


- Blue 










jj 


1 


►1 


128 












^*& '#• 



OK 



] 



Cancel 



About 



Reset 



Preview 



QRed 

Lightens or darkens red. Decreasing red increases cyan tones. 

© Green 

Lightens or darkens green. Decreasing green increases magenta tones. 

©Blue 

Lightens or darkens blue. Decreasing blue increases yellow tones. 

The setting range of each option is from to 255. 



Adjust the color by performing the following steps. 



-f Drag each slider left or right or click A or ►, or type the 
numerical value. 



J 



J 



Darker -<- 



->- Lighter 



O Click | Preview | to see the result of the adjustment in the Preview 
box. 



► To reset the settings, click Reset 



96 



Q Click | OK | to make the setting(s) effective. 



Using the Printer 



Two-Sided Printing Using Microsoft Word 95 



Single sided documents can be printed on both sides of the paper using an 
application software, such as Microsoft Word for Windows 95. The instructions 
described here are only for Microsoft Word for Windows 95. 



■f Open document in Word for Windows 95. 



O From the File menu, click Print. 
The Print window is displayed. 



Printer box 



Printer- 



Name: | ^ Panasonic KX-P841 



Status: 
Type: 
Where: 
Comment: 



Idle 

Panasonic KX-P8410 



^ | Properties 



r Print to file 



C Selection 



Page range 
P All 

C Current page 
C Pa^es: 



Enter page numbers and/or page ranges 
separated by commas. For example, 1 ,3,5-1 2 



Copies 
Number of copies: 




P ±J 


2 2 

1 1 


I* Collate 



Print what: | Document 



~V| Print: 



OK 



Close 



Options... 



Print menu box 



Make sure that Panasonic KX-P8410 is selected in the Printer 



box, then click | Properties 



The Panasonic KX-P8410 window is displayed. 



A Select Face up in the Output order box, then click |OK 
The Panasonic KX-P8410 window is closed. 



C Select Odd pages from the Print menu box, then click | OK | . The 
Print window is closed and odd pages will be printed face up. 



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Using the Printer 



Q Place the printed pages in the multi-purpose tray with the pages 
face down and top first. 



7 From the File menu, click Print. 
The Print window is displayed. 



Printer 
Name: 
Status: 






|^5 Panasonic KX-P8410 


^ | Properties 


Idle 




Type: 


Panasonic KX-P841 




Where: 
Comment: 




r Print to fije 



C Selection 



Page range 
ff" All 

C Current page 
C Patjes: 



Enter page numbers and/or page ranges 
separated by commas. For example, 1 ,3,5-1 2 



Copies- 



Number of copies: p -$-| 

J_~]3J J~p ^ Colla i e 



Print what: | Document 



~V| Print: 



OK 



Close 



Options.. 



Print menu box 



Q Click ] Properties . 

The Panasonic KX-P8410 window is displayed. 



Q Select MPT Paper 2nd Side from the Paper source pop-up 



menu, then click | OK 



The Panasonic KX-P8410 window is closed. 



•f Q Select Even Pages from the Print menu box, then click ] OK 



The Print window is closed and even pages will be printed on the back side of 
the paper. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Cleaning 



Periodic cleaning of the printer is recommended. The frequency of cleaning is 
dependent upon the environment in which the printer is used. You should clean the 
printer: 

• At least once a month. 

• When the printer experiences frequent media jams. 

• When print quality has deteriorated. 

s External 

Y Turn the power OFF. 

O Clean all the covers with a soft cloth. Use any mild commercial 
cleaner. 



Caution: 

• Do not use benzine, thinner, aerosol cleaners, or any abrasive powder. 

s Internal 

When using isopropyl alcohol with a lint-free cloth, make sure that the alcohol is at 
least 90% pure, obtainable from your local pharmacy. (Do not use rubbing alcohol; it 
can damage the printer.) 

Cleaning the paper-pick rollers 

H Slide the media tray out (you do not have to remove it) to allow 
access to the paper-pick rollers. 



O Open 



the left side door. 



Q Use the green handles to 
pull out the paper feeder. 




99 



Care and Maintenance 



A Gently rotate the paper-pick rollers 180° (the paper-pick rollers 
are D-shaped) and wipe them with a lint-free cloth that has been 
moistened with isopropyl alcohol. 




/T Reinsert the paper feeder (©) and close the left side door (©). 




£Z Slide the media tray back into place. 

Note: 

• If you have a 2nd Cassette Feeder, 
you may also need to clean the rollers 
for the middle and lower media trays, 
which are accessed through the lower 
left side door. 




Cleaning the home sensor 

If your printer panel displays Printer Error 30, clean the home sensor inside the 
printer. 



i Open the printer's front door. 



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Care and Maintenance 



O Remove the imaging unit: 

O Loosen the two thumbscrews by turning them 
counterclockwise. 

©Turn the lower green lever 180° counterclockwise. 




©Grasping the front green handle, slide the imaging unit out until 
it catches. 

©Lift up the left green handle. Pull the imaging unit out of the 
printer and cover it to protect it from light exposure. 



Green surface 




Black belt 



Important: 

• Do not touch the green surface (the right side) or the black belt (the underside). 
Fingerprints may affect the print quality. 

Safety Caution: 

• The imaging unit weighs approximately 6.5 kg {14.3 lbs.}. Always use the 
handles when lifting it. 

Cautions: 

• Do not expose the imaging unit to artificial light for more than 45 seconds; or 
you may damage the unit. Never expose it to direct sunlight. 

• Do not leave the printer's front door open for an extended period of time (for 
example, several hours). 



101 



Care and Maintenance 



Q Use a dry, lint-free cloth to wipe the slot of the sensor. 




Sensor 



A Reinsert the imaging unit into the printer, holding it by its green 
handles. 

Match the arrow on the right side of the imaging unit with the arrow on the 
printer, and slightly push the imaging unit into the printer. Then release the left 
handle and push the unit in until it stops. 




/T ©Turn the lower green lever clockwise 180° to insert the unit 
completely and to lock it. 

©Tighten the two green thumbscrews by turning them clockwise. 

©Close the front door. 




102 



Care and Maintenance 



User Replaceable Components 



When the printer panel indicates that a supply needs to be replaced, make sure that 
you have replacement supplies on hand. The printer may continue to print until the 
supply is completely used up; then it stops until you replace the indicated supply. 



Printer component 



Printer panel message 



Average life* 



Toner cartridges 



Low <Color> Toner 




Change the color toner cartridge soon. 



<Color> Toner 
Empty 



Change the color toner cartridge now. 



10,000 pages 
(CMY)* 2 



12,000 pages 
(Black)* 2 



Color imaging unit 



Imaging Unit wearing out 




Change the Imaging unit soon. 



Imaging Unit 
Worn out 



Change the Imaging unit now. 



Monochrome 
57,000 pages 

or 
Color 
14,250 pages 



Monochrome 
60,000 pages 

or 
Color 
15,000 pages 



* 1 These figures are based on an average of 5% coverage of the printable area and 
standard density for any one color. The frequency of replacement will vary, 
depending on the complexity of the prints and the percentage of coverage and 
print density. 

* 2 The starter cartridges that are shipped with the printer have an average life of 
approximately 3,000 pages, based on an average of 5% coverage. 



Note: 

If you print with high density when "Low <Color> Toner" is displayed, you may get 
faded printout before "<Color> Toner Empty" is displayed. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Printer component 



Printer panel message 



Average life 



Fuser unit * 1 
(Oil supply roll 
installed) 



Fuser Unit wearing out 




Oil Roll wearing out 



Display 
alternately 



28,500 pages 



Change the Fuser unit soon. 



Fuser Unit and Oil Roll 
Worn out 



Change the Fuser unit now. 



31 ,000 pages 



Oil supply roll 




Oil Roll wearing out 



Change the Oil supply roll soon. 



Oil Roll 
Worn out 



Change the Oil supply roll now. 



15,000 pages 



15,500 pages 



Transfer unit 




Transfer wearing out 



Change the Transfer unit soon. 



80,000 pages 



* 1 Transparencies, coated paper and other specialty media will result in shortening 
the life of a consumable. When replacing the fuser unit, replace the oil supply roll 
as well. Do not insert the used oil supply roll into the new fuser unit. 



104 



Care and Maintenance 



Clearing a Jam 



s Clearing a media jam 

If the printer has frequent media jams, make sure that you follow these guidelines: 

• Always use high-quality laser paper and transparencies. Refer to pages 156 and 
157. 

• Make sure that you load specialty media only in the multi-purpose tray and that you 
set the media thickness switch to the correct setting for the media used. 

If a media jam occurs, the printer panel reports Jam at <Location>. The <Locations> 
are the various sensors throughout the paper path, listed as A through E. 

The following illustration shows the locations of the sensors that report media jams 
(A through E). 



Jam at MPT 



Jam at B 



Jam at C 



(D P. 116) 



Jam at A 



(D P- 106-107) 




Jam at E 



(D P- 115) 



Jam at D 



(D P- 113-114) 



2nd cassette feeder (option) 



105 



Care and Maintenance 



s Jam at A 



1 A ® Open the left side door corresponding to the selected media 
tray. 

© Remove the jammed media. 
O 




© Close the left side door. 



OR 



O Remove the media tray. 




© Remove the jammed media from inside the printer. 




© Reinsert the media tray. 

O Open and close the front door to clear the error message from 
the LCD. 



106 



Care and Maintenance 



(2nd cassette feeder) 



i r O Open the lower left side door. 




© Remove the jammed media. 




© Close the lower left side door. 



— OR — 



O Remove the selected media tray (middle or lower media tray). 




© Remove the jammed media from inside the printer. 




© Reinsert the media tray. 

O Open and close the front door to clear the error message from 
the LCD. 



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Care and Maintenance 



s Jam at B 



H Open the left side door. 




O Use the green handles to pull out the paper feeder. 




O Remove the jammed media on the paper feeder. 




A Reinsert the paper feeder and close the left side door. 



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Care and Maintenance 



s Jam at C 



Remove the fuser: 

O Open the printer front door. 

© Turn the small green thumbscrew counterclockwise to unlock 
the fuser. 




Safety Caution: 

• The fuser is hot; to avoid personal injury, turn off the printer and wait 10 
minutes (after opening the front door) for the fuser to cool before 
touching it 



© Holding the green tab on the right, slide the fuser out until the 
safety catch stops it. 

O Press the green lever on the left to release the safety catch. 




A 



x CAUTION: 
m\ HOT SURFACE INSIDE 



109 



Care and Maintenance 



2 O Hold the fuser as shown below, and slide it out of the printer. 

Safety Caution: 

• The fuser unit weighs approximately 3. 1 kg {6.8 lbs.}. Take care when handling 
it. 

© Close the front door. 




O Remove the oil supply roll: 



O Press out on tabs to unlock the oil supply roll. 
© Remove the oil supply roll out of the fuser. 





Note: 



• If the paper is not jammed in the fuser unit, perform the following. 
O Repeat steps 1 to 4 of Jam B on page 1 08. 
© Skip step 4 and go to step 5. 



110 



Care and Maintenance 



^ O Turn the fuser's large green knob clockwise. 
© Remove the jammed media. 



© 




C O Replace the oil supply roll into the fuser. 

© Press down firmly on the oil supply roll to snap both sides into 
place. 





Caution: 

• If the oil supply roll is not installed correctly, print quality will be diminished. 



/? O Open the front door. 

© Slide the fuser back into the printer. 




111 



Care and Maintenance 



"7 O Turn the small green thumbscrew clockwise to lock the fuser. 
© Close the front door. 




112 



Care and Maintenance 



s Jam at D 

Safety Caution: 

• The fuser is hot. To avoid personal injury, turn off the printer and wait 10 
minutes (after opening the front door) for the fuser to cool before touching it. 



Note: 



• First check the exit opening for media that has jammed and folded like an 
accordion. It is especially difficult to see if the media is transparency film. 



•1 - (Printing face down) 
O Open the front door. 

© Pull open the access door (above the plastic output tray); see 
if the media is visible. 




© Turn the large green knob on the fuser counterclockwise. 
O Remove the media from inside the access door. 




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Care and Maintenance 



Caution: 

• If the fuser knob will not turn, do not force it, or you may damage the fuser. 
Instead, follow these steps: 

a) Unlock the fuser by turning the small green thumbscrew counterclockwise. 

b) Pull the fuser out. The media will probably tear. 

c) Remove the oil supply roll. 

d) Turn the f user's large green knob to release the jammed media. 

e) Remove the jammed media from the fuser and the printer. 

Safety Caution: 

• The fuser is hot; to avoid personal injury, turn off the printer and wait 10 
minutes for the fuser to cool before touching it 



© Close the front door. 



-f R (Printing face up) 

O Open the front door and the right side door. 

© Turn the fuser's large green knob counterclockwise to release 
the jammed media. 

© Remove the jammed media from the right side of the printer. 




O Close the front door and the right side door. 



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Care and Maintenance 



s Jam at E 



•i Remove the jammed media from the output tray. 




— OR — 

Pull open the access door (above the plastic output tray) and 
remove the media. 




Open and close the front door to clear the error message from the 
LCD. 



115 



Care and Maintenance 



s Jam at MPT (Multi-purpose tray) 



•1 Remove the jammed media from the multi-purpose tray. 




Open and close the front door to clear the error message from the 
LCD. 



116 



Care and Maintenance 



Troubleshooting 



Trouble 



Possible Cause 



READY indicator is 
blinking. 



The printer is receiving, 
processing or printing 
job. 



You have entered the 
Menu mode in the printer 
panel. 



READY indicator is off. 



The printer is not ready, 
is disabled, or has 
detected an error. 



ERROR indicator is on. 



Error occurred that is not 
user-correctable. 



ERROR indicator is 
blinking. 



A single color is not 
uniform or many vertical 
streaks (both light and 
dark) of slightly different 
density and non-uniform 
color. 



The printer has stopped 
because it detected a 
user-correctable error 
such as an open door or 
a media jam. 

The toner is almost 
depleted. 



Half tone area has areas 
of weak color. 



Paper doesn't match the 
environmental conditions, 
or it has too much 
moisture. 



Corrective Action 



Wait for the job to be 
completed or cancel the 
job. 



Exit the Menu mode by 
pressing the MENU/EXIT 
button. 



Read the printer panel 
message to determine 
the printer status. 



Turn the printer off and 
back on again. If the 
indicator is still on, the 
printer requires service. 



Correct the condition 
displayed on the printer 
panel (e.g., close the 
door or clear the media 
jam). 

Replace the color toner 
cartridge. 



Try fresh paper, or 
another type of paper. 



Store media in the 
original, dust-free 
package in the same 
environmental conditions 
as the printer. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Trouble 


Possible Cause 


Corrective Action 


A single color appears 
faded. 


The color density is set 
incorrectly in the printer 
panel. 


Check the density setting 
by printing the Color 
Calibration Page in the 
Color Calibration menu 
from the printer panel. 
Compare the settings 
with the color density 
samples on the Color 
Calibration Card and, if 
necessary, adjust the 
density from the printer 
panel. Refer to Setting 
the Color Density on 
page 54. 


The toner is almost 
depleted. 


Replace the color toner 
cartridge soon 
(depending on the 
complexity of your prints, 
you can continue to print 
up to 100 more pages). 


A single color has a 
sharp, dark or light 
vertical streak. 




The toner cartridge is 
almost depleted and is 
not properly applying 
toner. 


Replace the color toner 
cartridge. 


















Sm 
app 
train 


all white spots 
ear on OHP 
sparency. 




OHP transparency has 
dust on its surface. 


Remove dust or stain 
from OHP transparency. 















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Care and Maintenance 



Trouble 


Possible Cause 


Corrective Action 


A single color shows < 
light, repeating 
horizontal line. 


a 


The roller in the toner 
cartridge has a slight 
impression after a long 
period of storage. 


Run 20-30 prints. The 
impression will disappear 
with continued time and 
use. 


























Prints are missing fine- 
line detail. 


The imaging unit has 
reached its useful life. 


Replace the imaging unit. 


Dark color spots and 
dark or light streaks 
appear in all colors. 


The imaging unit has 
reached its useful life. 


Replace the imaging unit. 


Straight, thin light 
vertical line in colors. 


The photosensitive belt 
inside the imaging unit is 
scratched. 


Replace the imaging unit. 
















Eac 
the 


h color "bleeds" in 
color band. 


to 


The imaging unit's 
internal waste toner box 
is full. 


Replace the imaging unit. 















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Care and Maintenance 



Trouble 


Possible Cause 


Corrective Action 


A single white spot 
appears in 

approximately the same 
vertical place on the 
page. 


The imaging unit is 
damaged. 


Replace the imaging unit. 














Larc 
app 


je light spot(s) 
ear randomly. 




Fingerprint(s) on the 
underside belt or 
photosensitive belt 
(inside) of the imaging 
unit. 


Print several pages until 
the spots fade. 














One 
vert 
the 


) or more dark 
ical lines appear c 
print in all colors. 


n 


The imaging unit is 
scratched. 


Replace the imaging unit; 
make sure that the old 
imaging unit is not 
exposed to light for more 
than 45 seconds. 
If a new imaging unit 
does not correct the 
problem: 

• Put the old imaging 
unit back into the 
printer. 

• Repack the new 
imaging unit. 
















The fuser is damaged. 


Replace the fuser. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Trouble 


Possible Cause 


Corrective Action 


A piece of the printed 
image is missing and 
reappears out of place, 
approximately 129 mm 
(5") down the page. 


The fuser's internal roller 
is not being consistently 
oiled. 

or 
The fuser's internal roller 
is contaminated with 
toner particles. 


Print 5-10 pages of blank 
pages to clean the roller. 
If you still see the 
problem: 

• Replace the oil supply 
roll. 

If you still see the 
problem: 

• Replace the fuser. 


The surface of the 
printed image appears to 
have vertical scratches 
(visible by holding the 
print at an angle and 
observing the "shine" of 
the image). 
At first, the scratches 
appear only on the 
printed image; 
eventually, dark vertical 
scratches appear on the 
unprinted portion of the 
page. 


The fuser is near its 
useful life. 


Replace the fuser 
(depending on your 
quality needs, you can 
continue to print until the 
dark vertical lines 
appear). 


Media frequently wraps 
around the fuser. 


The oil supply roll has 
reached its useful life. 


Replace the oil supply 
roll. 


Light vertical streaks 
appear in all colors. 




The main charge grid is 
dirty. 


Replace the imaging unit. 

















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Care and Maintenance 



Trouble 


Possible Cause 


Corrective Action 


Dark and wavy vertical 
streaks appear in all 
colors. 


The main charge grid is 
dirty. 


Replace the imaging unit. 




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The entire page prints in 
black, including the 
borders. 


Bad electrical contact for 
the main charge grid. 


Reinsert the imaging unit 
to correct the contact for 
the main charge grid. 








The main charge grid is 
broken. 


Replace the imaging unit. 




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Toner spots appear on 
the back of the media. 


The transfer unit is worn 
out. 


Replace the transfer unit. 


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Either the image 
processor board or 
engine control board is 
not functioning properly. 


Turn the printer off and 
back on again. If the 
problem persists, call for 
service on your printer. 




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Care and Maintenance 



Trouble 



Possible Cause 



Corrective Action 



The page is completely 
blank. 



The problem could be 
with one of the following: 

• Engine control board. 

• Developer voltage. 

• Laser scanning unit 
mirror. 



Turn the printer off and 
back on again. If the 
problem persists, call for 
service on your printer. 



Service Error is 
displayed on the LCD. 



An error occurred that is 
not user-correctable. 



Turn the printer off and 
back on again. If the error 
persists, call for service. 



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Care and Maintenance 



s If you can't make a print 



Trouble 


Corrective Action 


Printer not operating. 


Make sure that you plugged in the printer and turned it on. 


Make sure that you connected the interface cable(s) 
properly. 


More info to come for 
these messages. 


If the communication link between your computer and 
the printer is working but the printer ejects a blank page 
when printing from your application or through Windows. 
Make sure that the appropriate driver is installed and that 
you have selected the printer correctly. 



Trouble 

The printer does 
not print 
correctly. 



Possible Cause 

The computer is not 
properly 

communicating with 
the printer. 



Corrective Action 

Follow the procedure below and 
disable the 

bi-directional interface. (The Status 
Display function becomes ineffective.) 

Windows 95: 

1. Click Start, select Settings, then 
click Printers. 

2. Click the Panasonic KX-P8410 icon. 

3. Click the File menu, then click 
Properties. 

4. Click the Details tab and Spool 
settings... . 

5. Click Disable bi-directional 
support for this printer, then click 
OK. 

Windows 3.1: 

1. Double-click Status display setup icon 
in the KX-P8410 Utilities program 
group. 

2. Click the Device tab. 

3. Click off the Monitor Printer check 
box. 

4. Click OK. 

Windows NT 4.0: 
1. 

2. 
3. 

4. 
5. 



Click Start, select Settings, then 

click Printers. 

Click the Panasonic KX-P8410 icon. 

Click the File menu, then click 

Properties. 

Click the Ports tab. 

Click off the Enable bidirectional 

support check box. 

Click OK. 



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Care and Maintenance 



s Media problems 



Trouble 


Corrective Action 


Frequent paper- 
picking errors. 


Fan the paper or transparencies before installing them in 
their respective trays; this is especially important for 
transparencies because they tend to stick together. 


Make sure that you have loaded paper in the paper tray 
and transparencies in the transparency tray. 


Make sure that the media is installed under the hooks at 
the front of the media tray. 


If printing on transparencies and your printer has a 2nd 
Cassette Feeder, make sure that the transparency tray is 
installed in the upper or middle tray slot. 


Clean the paper-pick rollers 
( D P- 99 for instructions). 


Frequent media jams. 


Make sure that you use a high-quality laser paper: 
60-105 g/m 2 (16-28 lbs.) paper in the media trays and 
75-165 g/m 2 (20-44 lbs.) paper in the multi-purpose tray. 


If you are using media that is 1 05 g/m 2 (28 lbs.), check if 
the Face Down media output setting is selected in the 
driver. If it is, change the setting to Face Up. 


Use only recommended transparencies ( Q P. 157). 
We cannot guarantee the results of other transparencies. 


Make sure that the media is installed under the hooks at 
the front of the media tray. 


Do not overfill the media tray, as indicated by the red line 
on the right side of the tray. 


Clean the paper-pick rollers 
( D P- 99 for instructions). 


Make sure that the media thickness switch is set 
correctly for the installed media ( Q P. 29). 



s Problems with image size and position 



Trouble 


Corrective Action 


Off-set images. 


Check your application for correct image sizing. 


Cut-off images. 


Check your application for image sizing. 


Make sure that the correct size media is in the media 
tray. 



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Care and Maintenance 



s Print quality problems 



Trouble 


Corrective Action 


Prints have dull, faded 
colors. 


Print the Color Calibration Page from the Color 
Calibration menu in the printer panel. Check the density 
settings for each color and compare them to the 
examples on the Color Density Samples. Refer to Setting 
the Color Density on page 54 for instructions on 
comparing and setting color density. 


Make sure that the imaging unit stays covered until 
immediately before installing it in the printer. Exposure to 
light can damage the imaging unit and will produce light 
streaks or faded prints. 


Make sure that the toner cartridges are installed correctly. 


Make sure that you use a high-quality laser paper: 
60-105 g/m 2 (16-28 lbs.) paper in the media trays and 
75-165 g/m 2 (20-44 lbs.) paper in the multi-purpose tray. 


Image is very faded or 
pieces of the image 
are missing; toner on 
the page is loose. 


When using the multi-purpose tray, make sure that you 
have selected the correct media type in the driver or in 
the Menu mode of the printer panel. 


Streaks or spots 


Most spots are caused by fingerprints or dust introduced 

into the printer while installing the imaging unit or loading 

media. 

Make sure that the surface where you unpack the 

imaging unit, paper, and transparencies is free of dust. 

Keep supplies in a covered area or a closed box. 


Make sure that the imaging unit stays covered until 
immediately before installing it in the printer. Exposure to 
light for more than 45 seconds can damage the imaging 
unit. 


Do not touch the right side or underside of the imaging 
unit; fingerprints affect print quality. 


Make sure that the paper or transparency film is clean. 


Make sure that you handle the media on the outside 
edges to avoid fingerprints. 


To get rid of fingerprint spots, print a few prints. 


The back of the 
printed page appears 
dirty. 


Toner particles have contaminated the transfer roller. 
This can happen if the printed image is larger than the 
media (for example, when printing on envelopes). Run 
10-20 prints to clean the transfer roller. 


The print quality of a 
transparency is poor. 


There is a defect on the coated surface of the 
transparency. Print on the other side. 



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Care and Maintenance 



SCSI 

If trouble occurs when printing using SCSI, confirm that the ASPI Manager is 
installed. If the ASPI Manager is not installed, you must install it. It is assumed that 
the Adaptec SCSI host adapter is installed. 



s Windows 3.1 users 



Y Confirm that the SCSI host adapter is installed in your PC 
correctly. 



p In CONFIG.SYS file, check the following setting. 
DEVICE = ASPInDOS.SYS (n = 2, 4, 8 etc.) 

If this setting does not exist in CONFIG.SYS, reinstall SCSI driver 
using EZ-SCSI (refer to the SCSI host adapter users manual). 



3 



4 



Confirm that the EZ-SCSI is installed in Windows 3.1 . If Adaptec 
EZ-SCSI program group does not exist, install SCSI driver using 
EZ-SCSI (refer to SCSI host adapter users manual). 



After finishing necessary procedure, restart PC and make sure 
that the following message appears on your PC. 

"ASPInDOS.SYS Installation successful" 



c Start Windows and confirm that the printer is recognized by PC 
using SCSI utility in EZ-SCSI program group or Show 
configuration in KX-P8410 Utilities program group. 



If the printer is not recognized, please recheck SCSI ID or 
terminator settings. 



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Care and Maintenance 



s Windows 95 users 



-f Confirm that the SCSI host adapter is installed in your PC 
correctly. 



2 Click | Start | and select Settings, then click Control Panel. 



O Double-click the System icon from the Control Panel. 

A Click Device Manager tab. 

If the SCSI host adapter does not exist or displayed with the 
exclamation mark !, SCSI driver is not installed correctly. Reinstall 
the SCSI driver (refer to SCSI host adapter users manual). 



K If the SCSI driver is installed correctly, confirm that the printer is 
recognized by the PC using Show SCSI utility in EZ-SCSI 
program group or Show configuration in KX-P8410 Utilities 

program group. 

If the printer is not recognized, please recheck the SCSI ID or 
terminator settings. 



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Care and Maintenance 



s Windows NT 4.0 users 

y Confirm that the SCSI host adapter is installed in your PC 
correctly. 

2 Click Start and select Settings, then click Control Panel. 

3 Double-click the SCSI Adapters icon from the Control Panel. 

If the SCSI host adapter does not exist, SCSI driver is not 
installed correctly. Reinstall the SCSI driver (refer to SCSI host 
adapter users manual). 

4 If the SCSI driver is installed correctly, confirm that the printer is 
recognized by PC using SCSI utility in EZ-SCSI program. 

If the printer is not recognized, please recheck the SCSI ID or 
terminator settings. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Error Messages 



Printer LCD Panel 



Error Message 


Possible Cause 


Corrective Action 


Jam at A 

See front door label 


A jam has occurred in 
the media feed area. 


Refer to page 1 06 to 
clear the jam. 


Jam at B 

See front door label 


A jam has occurred in 
the media feed area. 


Refer to page 1 08 to 
clear the jam. 


Jam at C 

See front door label 


A jam has occurred in 
the fuser unit. 


Refer to page 1 09 to 
clear the jam. 


Jam at D 

See front door label 


A jam has occurred 
inside the access door 
or the right side door. 


Refer to page 1 1 3 to 
clear the jam. 


Jam at E 

See front door label 


A jam has occurred in 
the output area. 


Refer to page 1 1 5 to 
clear the jam. 


Jam at MPT 

See front door label 


A jam has occurred in 
the multi-purpose tray. 


Refer to page 1 1 6 to 
clear the jam. 


Front or Right door 
Open 


Front or right side door 
is open. 


Close the front or right 
side door. 


Left side door 
Open 


Left side door is open. 


Close the left side door. 


Lower Left side door 
Open 


Optional cassette side 
door is open. 


Close the optional 
cassette side door. 


Upper Left side door 
Open 


Standard cassette side 
door is open. 


Close the left side door. 


Black Toner Cartridge 
Not installed 


Black toner cartridge is 
not installed. 


Install the black toner 
cartridge. 


Cyan Toner Cartridge 
Not installed 


Cyan toner cartridge is 
not installed. 


Install the cyan toner 
cartridge. 


Magenta Toner Cartridge 
Not installed 


Magenta toner 
cartridge is not 
installed. 


Install the magenta 
toner cartridge. 


Yellow Toner Cartridge 
Not installed 


Yellow toner cartridge 
is not installed. 


Install the yellow toner 
cartridge. 


Imaging Unit 
Not installed 


Imaging unit is not 
installed. 


Install the imaging unit. 


Fuser Unit 
Not installed 


Fuser unit is not 
installed. 


Install the fuser unit. 


Paper feeder 
Not installed 


Paper feeder is not 
installed. 


Install the paper feeder. 


Oil Roll 
Not installed 


Oil supply roll is not 
installed. 


Install the oil supply roll. 


Imaging Unit 
No tension 


Imaging unit is not 
installed correctly. 


Install the imaging unit 
correctly. 


Charger 
Not installed 


Charger is not installed. 


Install the charger. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Error Message 


Possible Cause 


Corrective Action 


All Media Tray 
missing or empty 


All media trays are 
missing or empty. 


Install a media tray with 
media in it. 


Media Tray 
Empty 


Media tray is missing or 
empty 


Install the media tray 
with media in it. 


Upper Tray 
Empty 


Media tray is empty. 


Install media in the 
upper media tray. 


Middle Tray 
Empty 


Middle tray is empty in 
the 2nd cassette feeder 
option. 


Install media in the 
middle media tray. 


Lower Tray 
Empty 


Lower tray is empty in 
the 2nd cassette feeder 
option. 


Install media in the 
lower media tray. 


Multi-Purpose Tray 
Empty 


Multi-purpose tray is 
empty. 


Install media in the 
multi-purpose tray. 


Paper Tray 
Empty 


No media tray is 
installed or media tray 
is empty. 


Install a media tray with 
paper in it. 


Transparency Tray 
Empty 


No media tray is 
installed or media tray 
is empty. 


Install a media tray with 
transparencies in it. 


Output Tray 
Full 


Output tray is full. 


Remove the printed 
media from the output 
tray. 


SIMM Check Error 


Controller Optional 
SIMM check error. 


Call for service. 


SCSI error 


Communication cannot 
be established between 
the printer and your 
computer. 


Connect the SCSI cable 
correctly. 


Ethernet Card 
Check Error 


Printer Ethernet Card 
l/F Error. 


Install the Ethernet Card 
correctly. 


Imaging Unit 
Worn out 


Imaging unit is worn 
out. 


Replace the imaging 
unit now. 


Imaging Unit wearing out 


Imaging unit is wearing 
out. 


Replace the imaging 
unit soon. 


Transfer wearing out 


Second transfer roller is 
wearing out. 


Replace the transfer 
roller soon. 


Fuser Unit and Oil Roll 
Worn out 


Fuser is worn out. 


Replace the fuser unit 
now. 


Fuser Unit wearing out 


Fuser is wearing out. 


Replace the fuser unit 
soon. 


Oil Roll 
Worn out 


Oil supply roll is worn 
out. 


Replace the oil supply 
roll now. 


Oil Roll wearing out 


Oil supply roll is 
wearing out. 


Replace the oil supply 
roll soon. 


Black Toner 
Empty 


Black toner cartridge is 
empty. 


Replace the black toner 
cartridge now. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Error Message 


Possible Cause 


Corrective Action 


Cyan Toner 
Empty 


Cyan toner cartridge is 
empty. 


Replace the cyan toner 
cartridge now. 


Magenta Toner 
Empty 


Magenta toner 
cartridge is empty. 


Replace the magenta 
toner cartridge now. 


Yellow Toner 
Empty 


Yellow toner cartridge 
is empty. 


Replace the yellow 
toner cartridge now. 


Low Black Toner 


Black toner cartridge is 
almost empty. 


Replace the black toner 
cartridge soon. 


Low Cyan Toner 


Cyan toner cartridge is 
almost empty. 


Replace the cyan toner 
cartridge soon. 


Low Magenta Toner 


Magenta toner 
cartridge is almost 
empty. 


Replace the magenta 
toner cartridge soon. 


Low Yellow Toner 


Yellow toner cartridge 
is almost empty. 


Replace the yellow 
toner cartridge soon. 


Too hot to print Label 
Remove Label, Cancel job 


The printer is too hot or 
room temperature is 
too high to print Labels. 


Wait until the printer 
cools down, or use in a 
cooler place [below 
32.5°C(90.5°F)]. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Printer Driver For Windows 3.1 



Error message 


Possible cause 


Recovery 


ASPI does not support this 


SCSI board and its 


Correctly install the 


mode!! 


driver are not installed 


SCSI board and its 




correctly. 


driver. (Refer to the 

manual of the SCSI 

board.) 

For any other trouble 


ASPI is not initialized!! 






related to SCSI, refer to 






the SCSI section of 






Care and Maintenance 






(D P. 127). 


Block 16 table open error: 


1/16 compression table 


Reinstall the KX-P8410 


Table file not open! 


is not found. 


software. 


KX-P8410 is already used 


The printer is being 


• Reprint later when 


by other devices. 


used by another 


the printer is free 




device. 


from other jobs. 
• Turn off the printer 
and the computer, 
then turn them on 
again. 


KX-P8410 is not detected. 


The printer connected 


Check the cable 


Selected port is LPT. 


with the parallel cable 


connection of the 


Please check LPT cable, 


is not recognized. 


printer or turn on the 


Power ON or Printer 




printer. 


condition. 






KX-P8410 is not detected. 


KX-P8410isnot 


Check the cable 


Selected port is SCSI. 


recognized as a SCSI 


connection of the 


Please check SCSI cable, 


device. 


system or turn on the 


Power ON or Printer 




printer. 


condition 






KX-P8410 or Printer Driver 


An illegal error has 


• Confirm the SCSI 


is illegal condition. Abort 


occurred. 


board is correctly 


printing. 




installed in the 
computer or cable is 
correctly connected. 
• Turn off the 
computer, then turn it 
on again. 


LPTPortorKX-P8410is 


The printer is printing. 


• Reprint later when 


busy. 




the printer is free 
from other jobs. 


Memory is allocated Above 


The transfer data area 


Close all applications 


16MB. If your SCSI 


for printing has 


and turn off the 


controller is connected in 


allocated more than 


computer, then turn it 


an ISA slot, Printing may 


16MB. 


on again. 


not print correctly!! 







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Care and Maintenance 



Error message 


Possible cause 


Recovery 


No ASPI managers were 


SCSI board and its 


Correctly install the 


found!! 


driver are not installed 


SCSI board and its 




correctly. 


driver. (Refer to the 

manual of the SCSI 

board.) 

For any other trouble 


One or more ASPI for DOS 


managers are loaded which 




related to SCSI, refer to 


do not support ASPI for 




the SCSI section of 


WIN16II 




Care and Maintenance 
(D P- 127). 


Printing aborted for 


An illegal error has 


• Confirm the SCSI 


occurred SCSI error. 


occurred. 


board is correctly 
installed in the 
computer or cable is 
correctly connected. 
• Turn off the 
computer, then turn it 
on again. 


SCSI Error!! Time Out 


The printer is not 


Turn off the printer and 


occurred. 


responding. 


the computer, then turn 
them on again. Print the 
document again. 


Unable to Allocate Memory 


The computer's 


• Close all applications 




internal memory for 


except for the one 




printing is insufficient. 


which controls the 
printer, then print 
again. 
• Turn off the 
computer, then turn it 
on again. 


*. DLL function Error 


The necessary file for 
printing is not found. 


Reinstall the KX-P8410 
software. 


*.DLL not found 



Some application settings may take priority over the printer driver settings. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Printer Driver For Windows 95 



Error message 


Possible cause 


Recovery 


ASPI Manager is not found. 


SCSI board and its 


Correctly install SCSI 


Install ASPI for Windows. 


driver are not installed 


board and its driver. 


(e.g. install wnaspi32.dll to 


correctly. 


(Refer to the manual of 


your windows (system 




the SCSI board.) 


directory.) 




wnaspi32.dll will be 
installed or replaced 
with a new version. 


Can not find Panasonic KX- 


• Cable connection is 


Perform the following 


P8410. Make sure that 


improper or printer is 


procedure. 


Panasonic KX-P8410 is 


not ready. 


1. Confirm that the 


connected to your PC by 


• The terminator 


terminator is correctly 


SCSI, and then retry again. 


setting is improper. 


set. 

2. Confirm that the 
printer is ready. 

3. Confirm that the 
printer is correctly 
connected with a 
SCSI cable. 

4. Turn off the 
computer, then turn it 
on again. 


Can not initialize ASPI for 


SCSI board and its 


Correctly install the 


Windows. Install newer 


driver are not installed 


SCSI board and its 


version of ASPI for 


correctly. 


driver. (Refer to the 


Windows 




manual of the SCSI 
board.) 


The ASPI for Windows 


installed on this PC does 






not have expected function. 




wnaspi32.dll will be 


Install newer version of 




installed or replaced 


ASPI for Windows. 




with a new version. 
For any other trouble 


The ASPI for Windows 


installed on this PC does 




related to SCSI, refer to 


not support expected 




the SCSI section of 


mode. Install newer version 




Care and Maintenance 


of ASPI for Windows. 




(D P- 127). 


The ASPI manager 


installed on this PC does 






not support Windows. 






Install ASPI for Windows. 






[e.g. install wnaspi32.dll to 






your windows (system 






directory)]. 







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Care and Maintenance 



Error message 


Possible cause 


Recovery 


The Status Display 

does not appear when 
printing a document. 


The Status Display 

function is not active 


Follow the procedure 
below to make the setting 
active. 

1 . Click Start, select 
Settings, then click 
Printers. 

2. Click the Panasonic 
KX-P8410 printer icon. 

3. Click the File menu, 
then click Properties. 

4. Click Details tab and 
Spool settings.... 

5. Click Enable bi- 
directional support for 
this printer, then click 
OK. 


There was an error 
writing to LPT1: for the 
printer (Panasonic 
KX-P8410): 
There was a problem 
sending your document 
to the printer. Make sure 
the printer cable is 
connected and the 
printer is online. To 
continue printing, click 
retry. Windows will 
automatically retry after 
5 seconds 


Cable connection is 
improper or the printer 
is not ready. 


Connect the printer 
(parallel cable) correctly or 
make the printer ready. 


There was an error 
writing to KXP8410GDI: 
for the printer 
(Panasonic KX-P8410): 
The printer is not ready. 
Make sure it is turned 
on and online. To 
continue printing, click 
retry. Windows will 
automatically retry after 
5 seconds 


• Cable connection is 
improper or the 
printer is not ready. 

• The terminator 
setting is improper. 


Perform the following 
procedure. 

1. Confirm that the 
terminator is correctly 
set. 

2. Confirm that the printer 
is ready. 

3. Confirm that the printer 
is correctly connected 
with a SCSI cable. 

4. Turn off the computer, 
then turn it on again. 


Unable to Allocate 
Memory!! 


The memory for 
printing is insufficient. 


• Close all applications 
except for the one which 
controls the printer, then 
print it again. 

• Turn off the computer, 
then turn it on again. 
Print the document 
again. 



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s Some application settings may take priority over the printer driver settings. 



Care and Maintenance 



Printer Driver For Windows NT 4.0 



Error message 


Possible cause 


Recovery 


ASPI Manager is not 


SCSI Board and its 


Correctly install SCSI board 


found. Install ASPI for 


driver are not installed 


and its driver. (Refer to the 


Windows, (e.g. install 


correctly. 


instructions manual of the 


wnaspi32.dll to your 




SCSI board.) 


system32 directory). 




Wnaspi32.dll will be 
installed or replaced with a 
new version. 


Can not initialize ASPI for 


SCSI Board and its 


Correctly install SCSI board 


Windows. Install newer 


driver are not installed 


and its driver. (Refer to the 


version of ASPI for 


correctly. 


instructions manual of the 


Windows. 




SCSI board.) 
Wnaspi32.dll will be 


The ASPI for Windows 


installed on this PC does 




installed or replaced with a 


not have expected 




new version. 


function. Install newer 






version of ASPI for 




For any other trouble related 


Windows. 




to SCSI, refer to the SCSI 
section of Care and 




The ASPI for Windows 




Maintenance ( [] P. 127). 


installed on this PC does 






not support expected 






mode. Install newer 






version of ASPI for 






Windows. 






The ASPI for Windows 


installed on this PC does 






not support Windows. 






Install ASPI for Windows. 






[e.g. install wnaspi32.dll to 






your system32 directory] 






Error writing to 


Separator page has 


Cancel the Separator page 


KXP8410GDI: for <printjob 


been set. When SCSI 


setting. 


name>: The printer command 


port is used, Separator 




is invalid. Do you wish to 


page cannot be used. 




retry or cancel the job? 






Error writing to LPT1 : for 


Cable connection is 


Connect the printer (parallel 


"Application name": The 


improper or printer is not 


cable) correctly or make the 


device is not ready. Do 


ready. 


printer ready. 


you wish to retry or 






cancel the job? 







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Care and Maintenance 



Error message 


Possible cause 


Recovery 


Error writing to "Port 


• Cable connection is 


Perform the following 


name" for "Application 


improper or printer is 


procedure. 


name": The request could 


not ready. 


1 . Confirm that the 


not be performed 


• The terminator setting 


terminator is correctly set. 


because of an I/O device 


is improper. 


2. Confirm that the printer is 


error. Do you wish to retry 




ready. 


or cancel the job? 




3. Confirm that the printer is 
correctly connected with 
a SCSI cable. 

4. Turn off the computer, 
then turn it on again. 


System Process-Out of 


Your system is running 


Increase the virtual memory 


Virtual Memory 


low on virtual memory. 


by following the procedure 
below. 


Your system is running 




1 . Click Start, Settings, 


low on virtual memory. 




then click Control Panel. 


Please close some 




2. Double click the System 


applications. You can 




icon. 


then start the System 




3. Click the Performance 


option in the Control 




tab. 


Panel and choose the 




4. Click Change.... 


Virtual Memory button to 




5. Increase the value of 


create an additional 




Initial Size [MB] and 


paging file or to increase 




Maximum Size [MB]. 


the size of your current 




6. Click Set. 


paging file. 




7. Click OK. 

8. Click Close. 

9. Click Yes in the System 
Settings Change dialog, 
then restart your 
computer. 

If the same error message 
appears after increasing the 
virtual memory, increase it 
more. 



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Status Display 



Error message 


Possible cause 


Recovery 


ASPI for Win 16 or 32 


Lack of system 


Close some application 


could not properly 


resources, or other 


and retry. For any other 


initialize itself. This may 


trouble related to 


trouble related to SCSI, 


be caused by a lack of 


SCSI. 


refer to the SCSI section of 


system resources. 




Care and Maintenance 
(D P- 127). 


Invalid LPT Port. 


Unavailable LPT port is 


Select the other available 




selected when using 


LPT port by following the 




Windows 3.1. 


procedure below. 

1 . Double click the Main 
icon. 

2. Double click the Control 
Panel icon. 

3. Double click the Printers 
icon. 

4. Click Connect... . 

5. Click the other port, then 
click OK. 

6. Click Close. 


Load Library Error!, 


The necessary file is 


Reinstall the KX-P8410 


File Open Error! or 


not installed in the 


software. 


Install Error! appears 


computer. 




and Status Display does 






not appear. 






No ASPI managers are 


SCSI board is not 


Correctly set the SCSI 


loaded. This typically 


correctly set. 


board in the computer. 


occurs when a DOS 




(Refer to the manual of the 


ASPI manager is not 




SCSI board.) 


resident in memory. 




For any other trouble 
related to SCSI, refer to 
the SCSI section of Care 
and Maintenance 
(D P- 127). 


Not Detect. 


• The printer was 


Turn off the printer and the 




turned on after 


computer, then turn them 




turning on the 


on again. If the trouble still 




computer. 


remains, confirm the 




• The terminator 


following points. 




setting is improper. 


• The terminator is 




• SCSI setting or 


correctly set. 




cable connection is 


• The SCSI board is 




improper. 


correctly installed in the 
computer. 

• The system is correctly 
connected with SCSI 
cables. 

• Each SCSI device has a 
different ID Number. 



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Error message 


Possible cause 


Recovery 


One or more ASPI for 
DOS managers are 
loaded which do not 
support ASPI for Win1 6 
or 32. 


SCSI board is not set 
correctly. 


Correctly set the SCSI 
board in the computer. 
(Refer to the manual of the 
SCSI board.) 
For any other trouble 
related to SCSI, refer to 
the SCSI section of Care 
and Maintenance 
(D P- 127). 


There isn't available 
LPT Port. 


Unavailable LPT port is 
selected when using 
Windows 3.1. 


Select an available LPT 
port by following the 
procedure below. 

1 . Double click the Main 
icon. 

2. Double click the Control 
Panel icon. 

3. Double click the Printers 
icon. 

4. Click Connect... . 

5. Click the other port, then 
click OK. 

6. Click Close. 


This ASPI manager 
does not support this 
mode of Windows. You 
typically see this error 
code when running 
Windows in Real Mode 


SCSI board is not set 
correctly. 


Restart Windows in 
Enhanced mode. 


SCSI device can not be 
used. Because ASPI dll 
file is not exist or 
doesn't match. 


SCSI board is not 
installed correctly in 
the computer and/or it 
is not set correctly. 


Confirm that the SCSI 
board is correctly installed 
in the computer and it is 
set correctly. (Refer to the 
manual of the SCSI 
board.) 

For any other trouble 
related to SCSI, refer to 
the SCSI section of Care 
and Maintenance 
(D P- 127). 



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Error message 


Possible cause 


Recovery 


SCSI device is not 
responded. 


Printer is not 
responding. 


Click Yes or No on the 

message window. 

Yes: Printer cannot be 
used. Turn off the 
printer and the 
computer, then turn 
them on again. 

No: Waits until the printer 
responds. 


Status Display does not 
exist. 


KX-P84 10 software is 
not installed correctly. 


Reinstall the KX-P8410 
software. 


winaspi.dll is not found. 


SCSI board is not 
correctly set. 


Correctly set the SCSI 
board in the computer. 
(Refer to the instructions 
manual of the SCSI 
board.) For any other 
trouble related to SCSI, 
refer to the SCSI section of 
Care and Maintenance 
(D P. 127). 



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Status Display Program 



The Status Display program alerts the user to any errors. It displays an error 
message, identifies the problem area on the printer, and provides information 
regarding corrective action. 



s For Windows 3.1 users: 

When Windows 3.1 is started, the Panasonic Printer Status icon appears and 
stays on the screen. This enables you to display the printer's status at any 
stage during operation. 

The Panasonic Printer Status dialog box appears when: 

• A SCSI device error is found while using the printer driver. 

This dialog box reduces to an icon when: 

• The printer recovers from an error situation 

If you have selected the "When device error" option in the Start Up box of the 
Setup for Status Display dialog box: 

• The Panasonic Printer Status icon does not appear when Windows 3.1 is 
started 

• The Panasonic Printer Status dialog box disappears after recovering from an 
error situation 



Note: 



• The Setup for Status Display dialog box can be displayed by double clicking the 
Status display setup icon. In this dialog box you can display the Start Up box by 
clicking the Start Up tab. 



s For Windows 95 / Windows NT 4.0 users: 

The Panasonic Printer Status dialog box appears when: 

• A SCSI device error is found while using the printer driver 

This dialog box disappears when: 

• The printer recovers from an error situation 



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Printer Status Dialog Box 



IZ1 



Status: 



Recovery: 






I 



© 



Mode: 

Device: 

Interface: 

Tray: 

Memory: 






O 



© © © 



Resume 



Cancel 



< ■ ► 



OK Setup 



About Configuration 



-© 



© o © o 

O This box shows an error or status message and the corresponding icon. 

© This box lists the mode your printer is in, device name (printer), interface cable 
and tray being used, the built-in memory size of the printer and the name of the 
print job. 

© This button minimizes the Panasonic Printer Status dialog box. Pressing the ESC 
key on the keyboard can also minimize it. 

© This button displays the Setup for Status Display dialog box, where you can 
change different settings. 

© This button displays the version of the Status Display. 

© This button resumes printing after recovering from an error situation. 

© This button cancels the print job which caused an error. 

© This button displays the Panasonic Show Configuration dialog box. 

© This button displays the previous recovery message. 

© This button displays the initial recovery message. 

© This button displays the next recovery message. 

© This box displays a recovery procedure along with a picture. 

© This button provides you additional help. 



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Care and Maintenance 



Repacking 



It is highly recommended that you keep the original carton and ALL packing 
materials. Should you need to transport or ship your printer, please follow these 
instructions. 



Safety Caution: 

• The printer weighs about 47.9 kg {105.5 lbs.}. It must be handled by two people. 

Notes: 

• Should you need to send your printer for service, consult your reseller first or 
Panasonic. 

• Please use the original carton and all of the original packing materials. 

• If you do not have the packing for the imaging unit and the transfer unit: contact 
Panasonic for packaging. 

• Improper repacking of the printer may result in a service charge to remove 
spilled toner. 

• Since the printer uses dry toner, extreme care must be taken when handling. 
The printer should be handled in the upright (vertical) position. 



Material required: 

• Original cartons and packing materials 

• Newspaper or drop cloth 

• Shipping tape and scissors 



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■4 Turn off the printer; remove the power cord and all interface 
cables. 



O Remove the media tray(s) from the printer; remove the media 
from the tray (s). 




O Press down on a media tray's metal plate. Place the cardboard 
packing material into the media tray. 




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Care and Maintenance 



A Reinsert the media tray into the printer; use adhesive tape to 
secure the tray to the printer. 

/T If you have other media trays, repack them for shipping or 
storage in their original shipping boxes. 

Q OOpen the printer's front door. 

©Loosen the two thumbscrews by turning them 
counterclockwise. 

©Turn the lower green lever 180° counterclockwise. 




7 ©Grasping the front green handle, slide the unit out until it 
catches. 

©Lift up the green handle on the left. Pull the imaging unit out of 
the printer. 

Important: 

• Do not touch the green surface (the right side) or the black belt (the under side). 
Fingerprints may affect the print quality. 

Safety Caution: 

• The imaging unit weighs approximately 6.5 kg {14.3 lbs.}. Always use the 
handles when lifting it. 



Black belt 




146 



Green surface 



Care and Maintenance 



Q Wrap the imaging unit with a protective black plastic sheet. 

Caution: 

• Do not expose the imaging unit to light for more than 45 seconds to avoid 
damage. 




q On the imaging unit, turn the upper lever 90° counterclockwise; 
^ this is necessary to protect the imaging unit during shipment. 




"i Q Insert the imaging unit into the packaging. 




147 



Care and Maintenance 



i i ©Open the left side door. 

©Using the green handles, slide the paper feeder out. 




12 ® ^ us ' 1 ' n on 9 reen ta k s t0 unlock the cover. 

©Raise the cover until it catches in the open position. 




13 O Rotate the transfer unit's green handles up. 
©Lift out the transfer unit. 




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Care and Maintenance 



'iA Place the transfer unit on newspaper or drop cloth. Rotate the 
handles down and wrap the transfer unit with a piece of paper 
and adhesive tape. 



Note: 



• Do not touch or bump the roller: it can damage the roller 





1 K Install the plastic cover and insert the transfer unit into a plastic 
bag and seal the end tightly. Install the transfer unit into the 
packaging. 



Plastic cover 




Plastic bag 



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Care and Maintenance 



1 6 Packin 9 the toner cartridges: 
O Open the right side door. 
© Remove a toner cartridge. 




Caution: 

• To avoid possible toner spillage, do not tilt the cartridge. 



© Replace the shipping cover. 

©Secure the shipping cover with adhesive tape. 





© Insert each toner cartridge into a plastic bag and seal the end 
of the bag tightly. 




© Repeat instructions © to © for each toner cartridge. 



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Care and Maintenance 



-f 7 Wipe off any loose toner in and around the printer. 



Note: 



1 If a toner vacuum is available, it is the best tool for cleaning spilled toner. Do not 
use a standard office vacuum; the toner will not be retained by typical vacuum 
dust collectors. 



•4 O O Raise the output tray and secure it to the printer with adhesive 
tape. 

© Secure the front door, the multi-purpose tray and the left side 
door to the printer with adhesive tape. 




If you don't have a 2nd Cassette Feeder, go to step 20. 

•4 Q If you have a 2nd Cassette Feeder: 

O Lift the printer up and away from the 2nd Cassette Feeder. 



Safety Caution: 

• The printer weighs approximately 41 .4 kg {91.2 lbs.} and the 2nd Cassette 
Feeder weighs approximately 14.3 kg {31.5 lbs.}. Observe standard precautions 
for lifting heavy objects. 



© Repack the 2nd Cassette Feeder in its original shipping box. 



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Care and Maintenance 



OQ Repack any other accessories in the original shipping box. 



Ol Repack the printer in the original shipping box. Make sure that 
you keep the printer upright and level when moving. 




152 



Appendix 



Specifications 



Printer 

Power source 

Refer to the nameplate on the rear of the unit. 



Temperature 

Operating: 

Best Print Quality: 

Storage: 

Humidity 

Operating: 

Best Print Quality: 

Storage: 

Warm-up time 

Less than 300 seconds 



10°C to 32.5°C (50°F to 90.5°F) 

15 Cto25°C(59 Fto77°F) 

0°Cto40 o C(32 o Fto104°F) 



20% to 80% RH 
30% to 70% RH 
10% to 80% RH 



Power consumption 

850 W Max. (printing with fuser on) 

35 W (standby with fuser off) 

25 W (Energy Star mode) 

Meets Energy Star power conservation requirements. 

Mass {Weight} of standard unit with all consumables 

(without optional 2nd Cassette Feeder) 
47.9 kg {105.5 lbs.} 

Dimensions of standard unit (Without 2nd Cassette Feeder) 

Height: 463 mm (18.2") 

Depth: 493 mm (19.4") 

Width: 510 mm (20.1") [784 mm (30.9") with the output tray] 

Noise level 

53 dB(A) [Printing mode] 
47 dB(A) [Standby mode] 

Printing method 

Semiconductor Laser 

Paper output 

Up to 500 sheets [75 g/m 2 (20 lbs.)] 

Resolution 

600 x 600 dpi 

1200 x 1200 dpi (additional RAM required) 



153 



Appendix 



Maximum printing speed 

The print speeds listed in the following table represent the time the printer produces 
multiple prints on various media and resolution (Continuous throughput rate). 



Continuous Print Speed (ppm) 














Plain Paper 


Legal 


Transparency 


color 


mono 


color 


mono 


color 


mono 


600 x 600 dpi 


3.5 


14 


1.75 


7 


1.75 


7 


1200 x1200 dpi 


1.75 


7 


0.87 


3.5 




^^^ 



RAM buffer 

Standard 8 MB (expandable to a maximum of 72 MB with optional SIMMs) 

Printing: 



Total Memory 


Selectable Print Quality Mode 


Printable without 
Memory Overflow 


8MB 
(Standard) 


Fast (300 dpi) 


Letter, A4 * 1 


Standard (600 dpi) 


Letter, A4 * 1 


16 MB (Add 8 MB) 


Fast (300 dpi) 


Letter, A4, Legal 


Standard (600 dpi) 


Letter, A4 * 1 


56 MB (Add 48 MB) 


High Quality (1200 dpi) 


Letter, A4 * 1 


72 MB (Add 64 MB) 


Letter, A4 Legal 



* 1 Documents can be printed on Legal size paper when the print style is set to Color 
Graphics ( Q P. 69, 79) provided the data size of the document is small. 

Note: 

• More than 32 MB is required on the printer to use "Printer memory usage" in the 
printer driver (U P. 73, 91). 

Interface 

Standard: Bidirectional Parallel, SCSI-2 

Option: 1 baseT, 1 base2 

Altitude 

Operating: to 2,500 m (8,000 ft.) 

Storage: to 4,000 m (13,125 ft.) 



154 



Appendix 



Media 
s Media Sizes 



Medium 


Size 


Dimensions 


Paper 


Letter 


21 6 mm x 279 mm (8.5" x 11") 


A4 


21 mm x 297 mm (8.3" x 1 1 .7") 


Legal 


216 mm x 356 mm (8.5" x 14") 


Transparency 


Letter 


216 mm x 279 mm (8.5" x 11") 


A4 


21 mm x 297 mm (8.3" x 1 1 .7") 


Envelope 


#10 


1 04.9 mm x 241 .3 mm (4.1 3" x 9.5") 



Note: 



1 Please store your paper according to the recommendations of the manufacturer. 



s Margins and Print Area 

When the image is printed on the media, the image (print area) is a bit smaller than 
the media size. You may need to adjust the page margins in the application software 
to match the print area. 

The following table and illustrations show the page sizes, the largest print areas, and 
the margins for the media sizes supported on this printer. 



Media 


Page size 


Print area 


Margins 


Top 


Bottom 


Sides 


Letter 


216 mm x 279 mm 
(8.5" x 11") 


208 mm x 269 mm 
(8.2" x 10.6") 


5.6 mm 
(0.22") 


5.6 mm 
(0.22") 


3.6 mm 
(0.14") 


A4 


210 mm x 297 mm 
(8.3" x 11.7") 


200 mm x 287 mm 
(7.9" x 1 1 .3") 


5.1 mm 
(0.2") 


4.7 mm 
(0.19") 


4.7 mm 
(0.19") 


Legal 


216 mm x 356 mm 
(8.5" x 14") 


208 mm x 343 mm 
(8.2" x 13.5") 


5.8 mm 
(0.23") 


5.8 mm 
(0.23") 


3.6 mm 
(0.14") 



CD 
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Letter 

208 mm (8.2") 

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A4 

200 mm (7.9") 

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208 mm (8.2") 

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155 



Appendix 



s Paper Weight 

The printer is designed to work well with most types of paper. However, differences in 

paper may have significant effects on the quality of the print or the reliability of paper 

handling. 

It is strongly recommended that you always test paper before purchasing it to make 

sure it provides desirable performance. 



Media tray * 


One-sided 
printing 


B&W 


60 to 105 g/m 2 (16 to 28 lbs.) 


Color 


75 to 1 05 g/m 2 (20 to 28 lbs.) 


Multi-purpose tray 


One-sided 
printing 


B&W 


75 to 165 g/m 2 (20 to 44 lbs.) 


Color 


75 to 165 g/m 2 (20 to 44 lbs.) 


Two-sided 
printing 


B&W 


75 to 105 g/m 2 (20 to 28 lbs.) 


Color 


90 to 105 g/m 2 (24 to 28 lbs.) 



• Recommended paper (for optimum performance): 

LETTER/LEGAL : Hammermill LASERPRINT 90 g/m 2 (24 lbs.) 

A4 NEUSIEDLER COLOR COPY 90 g/m 2 

* We do not recommend the use of 105 g/m 2 (28 lbs.) paper in areas of high or low 
humidity and temperature since paper feed problems may be experienced. 



s Types of Paper to Avoid 

• Extremely smooth or shiny paper or paper that is highly textured 

• Letterhead imprinted with low temperature or thermography. These materials may 
transfer onto the fusing roller and cause damage. Any pre-printed paper should 
use inks compatible with 200°C (392°F) for 0.1 second. 

• Damaged or wrinkled paper, or paper with irregularities such as tabs, staples, etc. 

• Multipart forms or carbonless paper 

• Paper with a 25% or more cotton and/or fiber content 

• Ink jet paper (It may transfer onto the fuser roller and cause damage.) 



s Two-Sided Printing 

Two-sided printing is possible by using the multi-purpose tray. However, you should 
not expect the same print quality and reliability that you get with one-sided printing. 
We strongly recommend that you follow the guidelines below. 

• Do not load more than 10 sheets in the multi-purpose tray. 

• Before loading paper in the multi-purpose tray, adjust it so that the edges are even. 



156 



Appendix 



s Transparencies and Labels 

You may also print on transparencies and labels that are made for the printer. 
Panasonic has tested and found that the following work satisfactorily. 



OHP transparency 
Labels 



3M CG3700 

AVERY 51 63, AVERY 51 64, AVERY 51 65 

Avery L7163, Avery L7165, Avery L7166, Avery L7167 

Avery L7168, Avery L7169 



• Re-using transparencies that have been fed through the printer once (for 
example, after jams or if the transparency is ejected without being printed) can 
reduce the life of the consumables and paper path components. 

• When using transparencies, if the print quality is poor, print on the other side. 

• With any label stock, the labels must completely cover the backing material. 





YES- 







































Labels cover the entire backing material. 



I NO 



























































The backing material is exposed. 



157 



Appendix 



s Envelopes 

It is recommended that you print in black text only and purchase high quality #10 
laser envelopes with diagonal seams, as shown in the diagram below: 




158 



High quality envelopes have the following characteristics: 

• A thin, sharply creased leading edge 

• Paper weight of 90 g/m 2 (24 lbs.) 

• Flat, free of curls, wrinkles, nicks, etc. 

It is not recommended that you use envelopes with any of the following 
characteristics (using these may result in paper jams): 

• Irregularly shaped envelopes 

• Envelopes with curls, wrinkles, nicks, twists, dog-ears or other damage 

• Envelopes with side seam construction 

• Highly textured envelopes, or with extremely shiny surfaces 

• Envelopes that seal by removing a peel-off strip 

• Envelopes with more than one flap to be sealed 

• Self-adhesive envelopes 

• Envelopes that are baggy or not sharply creased 

• Embossed envelopes 

• Envelopes that have previously been printed on 





k: 



Side seam construction 



Peel-off strip 



Multiple flaps 






Twist 



Curl 



Bent-edge 



Wave 



Dog-ears 



/ 






Self adhesive 



Appendix 



Do not attempt to print on any of the following types of envelopes. These may cause 
damage to your printer. 

• Envelopes with clasps, snaps or tie strings (see Figure 1) 

• Envelopes with transparent windows (see Figure 2) 

• Envelopes that will melt, discolor, scorch offset or release hazardous emissions 
when exposed to 200°C (392°F) for 0.1 second 

• Envelopes that use encapsulated types of adhesive that do not require moistening 
but rely on pressure to seal them 













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/ 




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^^ 













/ \ 






Figure 1 




Figure 2 





Always test a sample of the envelopes you are thinking of buying. Confirm that the 
envelope performs acceptably. 

For best printing results 

• Avoid printing in high humidity i.e., above 70%. 

High humidity may cause the envelope to curl and pick up excess toner. 
High humidity may also cause the envelope to seal. 

• Avoid printing below 10°C (50°F) with less than 30% relative humidity. 
Low temperature with low humidity may cause light printing. 

Envelope storage is very important. Store them away from moisture and humid air, 
where they can lay flat and their edges won't be bent or damaged. The humidity 
should not exceed 70% RH. 



159 



Appendix 



Software 

Windows Version 

• Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Windows NT 4.0 (Intel Only) 

GDI Printer Driver 
Color Management: ICM 

Bundled Software 

• Panasonic font manager with 96 fonts 



System Requirement 

CPU: 

Operating System: 

Memory: 

Free disk space 

Virtual memory: 



Display: 



Drive: 



More than Pentium or Pentium PRO 

(1 33 MHz or faster CPU is recommended.) 

Windows 3.1 , Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 (Intel Only) 

1 6 MB or more (More than 32 MB is recommended.) 

100 MB or more 

16 MB or more (More than 32 MB is recommended.) for 

Windows 3.1 /95 

50 MB or more (More than 100 MB is recommended.) for 

Windows NT 4.0. 

Video card that display more than 256 colors. 

(A video card that can display more than 32,000 colors is 

recommended.) 

CD-ROM drive 



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Appendix 



Bidirectional Parallel Interface 

The bidirectional parallel interface is based on the IEEE P1284-C standard. 

If your computer has a bidirectional parallel port, the printer driver and printer can 
take advantage of faster data transfer. 



Specifications 




Connector Type 


IEEE 1284-C type connector 


Cable 


Use a shielded cable 2 m (6.6 ft.) or less in length. 



Pin configuration 



Signal Pin 


Return 
side pin 


Signal 


1 


19 


Busy 


2 


20 


Select 


3 


21 


nAck 


4 


22 


n Fault 


5 


23 


PError 


6 


24 


Datal 


7 


25 


Data 2 


8 


26 


Data 3 


9 


27 


Data 4 


10 


28 


Data 5 


11 


29 


Data 6 


12 


30 


Data 7 



Signal Pin 


Return 
side pin 


Signal 


13 


31 


Data 8 


14 


32 


nlnit 


15 


33 


nStrobe 


16 


34 


nSelectin 


17 


35 


nAutoFd 


18 


— 


+5V(Host) 


36 


— 


+5V(Peripheral) 



Parallel Interface connector (printer side) 

18 



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36 



19 



Notes: 

• "Return" denotes the return side wire of a twisted pair cable and is connected to 
signal ground. 

• Be sure to use only a shielded cable. The printer will not operate properly if any 
of the pins is not connected. 



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Appendix 



SCSI Interface 

The Panasonic SCSI interface is based on fast SCSI-2 ANSI standard. 
Specifications 



Connector Type 


50-Pin Half Pitch Pin-type Connector 


Cable 


Use a shielded cable for SCSI-2 (FAST SCSI). 

The total length of the SCSI chain must not exceed 3 m (9.8 ft.) 

to ensure reliable operation. 



Pin Configuration 



Signal Pin 


Signal 


Signal Pin 


Signal 


1 


GND 


26 


-DB(0) 


2 


GND 


27 


-DB(1) 


3 


GND 


28 


-DB(2) 


4 


GND 


29 


-DB(3) 


5 


GND 


30 


-DB(4) 


6 


GND 


31 


-DB(5) 


7 


GND 


32 


-DB(6) 


8 


GND 


33 


-DB(7) 


9 


GND 


34 


-DB(P) 


10 


GND 


35 


GND 


11 


GND 


36 


GND 


12 


(RESERVED) 


37 


(RESERVED) 


13 


(OPEN) 


38 


TERMPWR 


14 


(RESERVED) 


39 


(RESERVED) 


15 


GND 


40 


GND 


16 


GND 


41 


-ATN 


17 


GND 


42 


GND 


18 


GND 


43 


-BSY 


19 


GND 


44 


-ACK 


20 


GND 


45 


-RST 


21 


GND 


46 


-MSG 


22 


GND 


47 


-SEL 


23 


GND 


48 


-C/D 


24 


GND 


49 


-REQ 


25 


GND 


50 


-I/O 



SCSI Interface Connector (Printer side) 

25 



1 



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o 



50 



26 



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Index 



About button 71 , 73, 95 

AC inlet 18,34 

Add Port button 84 

Advanced tab 78 

Alternate Drivers 88 

Auto Continue 59, 60 

Auto, tray selection 68, 77 

Bidirectional Parallel Interface 161 

Black Text, print style 69, 79 

Blue, Color Balance 96 

Brightness 94 

Calibration Offset 59, 60 

Calibration Page 54-56, 58 

Calibration Test Print 59, 60, 62 

^/CANCEL button 19, 59, 61 

Cautions 8, 10, 12 

Caution labels 10 

CD-ROM 13, 17, 42, 43 

Checked port 84 

Cleaning the printer 99 

Cleaning the sensor 1 00 

Clearing a jam 1 05 

Client computer 48 

Color adjustment 94 

Color balance 96 

Color Calibration 59, 60 

Color calibration card 17, 56 

Color calibration page 56 

Color Graphics, print style 69, 79 

Color Graphics type 70, 80 

Color management 71 

Color Photo, print style 69, 79 

Configuration Page 59, 62 

Connecting 

Printer to computer 33 

Contents 6, 7 

A/CONTINUE button 19, 59, 62 

Contrast 94 

Copies 68 

Copy Count 77 

CYAN/MAGENTA/YELLOW/BLACK 59, 60 

u 

Data Timeout 59, 60 

Details tab 64, 66 

Device Settings tab 91 

Dither 70, 80 

Document Options 79 



End-user license agreement 4 

Energy Star 3, 59, 60 

ENTER button 19, 59, 62 

Envelopes 1 58 

ERROR indicator 20 

Error messages 130 

Printer LCD panel 130 

Even pages 98 

Face down, output order 67, 81 

Face up, output order 67, 81 

Fast, print quality 71 , 80, 1 54 

Features 14 

Font manager 52, 1 60 

For users in U.K 11 

For your safety 8 

Form To Tray Assignment 92 

Frontdoor 18,21, 109, 112 

Fuser 18,60, 104, 109, 114 

Graphics/Color tab, 69 

Gray Scale, print style 69, 79 

Green, Color Balance 96 

High quality, print quality 71 , 80, 1 54 

Hue 94 

Hyper-Tetra Adjustment 71 , 93-96 

Color Adjustment 94 

Color Balance 96 

Image Color Matching (ICM) 71 

Imaging unit 18, 21, 61, 101, 102 

Installing an alternate driver 89 

Installing the KX-PS8410 software 40 

Installing the printer driver 40-50 

Installing the SCSI port 85 

Installing the toner cartridges 23 

Interface 15 

Bidirectional Parallel Interface 161 

Cable 13,34,35, 161, 162 

Connector 34, 35 

SCSI 35, 162 



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Jam at A 105, 106 

Jam at B 105, 108 

Jam atC 105, 109 

Jam at D 105, 113 

Jam at E 105, 115 

Jam at MPT (multi-purpose tray) 1 05, 1 1 6 

Jam clearing 1 05 

Labels 157 

LCD panel 19 

Left side door 18, 29, 106 

Limit mark 27, 31 

Loading envelope 32 

Loading labels 32 

Loading media in the multi-purpose tray 29 

Loading paper 30 

Loading paper/transparencies in the media tray .25 
Lower, tray selection 68, 77 

Maintenance 60, 61 

Margins and print area 28 

Media problems 125 

Media sizes 1 55 

Media specifications 155 

Media tray 1 8, 25, 1 06 

Media type 68 

Memory 72, 73 

MENU/EXIT button 19, 59, 62 

Menu Mode 59 

Metafile Spooling 81 

Microsoft Word 95 97 

Middle, tray selection 68, 77 

Minimum space requirements 16 

Mirror image 71,81 

Moving the unit 9 

MPT (multi-purpose tray), tray selection . . . .68, 77 
Multi-purpose tray 18, 29, 30, 116 

Network 47, 59, 61 

Network environment 47 



Odd pages 97 

Oil supply roll 61, 104, 110, 114 

Option tab 72 

Orientation 67, 77 

Output order 67, 81 

Output tray 18,22, 115 



Page Setup tab 76 

Panasonic Font Manager 52 

Paper 

Feeder 99, 1 00, 1 08 

Loading 30 

size 67, 76 

source 68, 77 

trays 25 

Paper 2nd side, media type 68, 77 

Paper-pick 99, 1 00 

Paper/Output 78 

Paper tab 67 

Parallel interface 161 

Parallel interface cable 34 

Parallel interface connector 34 

Part names 18 

Front side view 18 

Printer panel overview 19 

Rear side view 18 

PC 15 

Plain paper, media type 68, 77 

Plug and Play 43 

Portrait, orientation 67, 77 

Ports tab 84 

Power cord 34 

Power ON 38 

Power source 16 

Power switch 18 

Preparing the imaging unit 21 

Presentation, print style 69, 79 

Preview button 95 

Pri 
Pr 
Pr 
Pr 
Pr 
Pr 
Pr 
Pr 
Pr 
Pr 



nt as a mirror image 71,81 

nter driver for Windows 3.1 40, 41 

nter driver for Windows 95 40, 42 

nter driver for Windows NT 4.0 40, 45 

nter LCD panel 130 

nter memory 72, 91 

nter memory usage 73, 92 

nter panel 18, 19 

nter Status dialog box 143 

nting a test page 39 



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Print quality 71, 80, 154 

Fast 71,80, 154 

High quality 71,80, 154 

Standard 71,80, 154 

Print quality problems 126 

Print style 69, 79 

Print to the following port 66 

EM 

Quality 71,80, 154 

READY indicator 20 

Red, Color Balance 96 

Removing the KX-P8410 software 51 

Removing the printer driver 50 

Repacking 144 

Reset button 95 

Reset Calibration 59, 60 

Resolution 70, 80 

Restore Defaults button 73 

Right side door 18, 23, 114 

Saturation 94 

SCSI-2 board 15,35 

SCSI cable 35 

SCSI connector 18, 35 

SCSI ID NO. switch 18, 35, 37 

SCSI interface specifications 162 

Server computer 47 

Setting media thickness 29 

Setting the color density 54 

Setting the SCSI ID Number 37 

Setting the Terminator 37 

Setting up the output tray 22 

Shared 88 

Sharing tab 88 

Sharing the printer 89 

Software specifications 160 

Specifications 153 

Interface 161, 162 

Media 155 

Software 160 

Static electricity damage 13 

Status display 1 39 

Status Display program 142 

Supplies 61 



System 

Requirements 15 

Setting 59, 60 



Technical support calls (U.S.A.) 5 

Terminator switch 18, 36, 37 

Test Page 39 

Thickness 

Media 29 

Switch 29 

Toner cartridges 1 03 

Trademarks 2 

Transfer unit 61 , 1 04 

Transparencies and labels 157 

Transparency 25, 157 

Transparency, media type 68, 77 

Tray selection 68, 77 

Troubleshooting 117 

Two-sided printing 156 

Types of paper to avoid 156 



Unpacking 17 

Upper green lever 21 

Use image color matching (ICM) 71 

User replaceable components 103 

Using Hyper-Tetra Adjustment 71 , 81 , 93 

Using the printer in a network environment 47 



Warnings 8 

Windows 3.1 15,40,41,51,52,64, 

93, 127, 133, 142 
Windows 95 1 5, 40, 42, 51 , 53, 63, 

93, 128, 135, 142 

Windows NT 4.0 1 5, 40, 45, 51 , 53, 74, 

83,93, 129, 137, 142 



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